A flyweight battle between Andrew Selby and Paddy Barnes has been put forward for purse bids by the British Boxing Board of Control.
Welshman Selby is yet to defend the strap in two and a half years due to a lack of opposition.
Currently, there are only twelve registered flyweights with the BBBofC. Barnes was recently freed up for contention following a WBC title defeat.
Barnes went down via a crushing knockout to Cristofer Rosales at Windsor Park. The fourth round loss took place on the Carl Frampton v Luke Jackson undercard.
The former amateur is scheduled to fight on another Frampton bill next month in Manchester.
Selby had been operating above domestic level until a nightmare year kept him out of action. Selby may well be tempted for a defence if an offer from Frank Warren was worth his while.
In his most recent victory of eleven on his record, Selby halted Adam Yahaya in just two rounds of a six rounder. Prior to the Yahaya win, Selby was in line for a World Boxing Council title shot himself.
At super-bantamweight, another one-time world title challenger in Jazza Dickens has the opportunity to win back his old championship after being put forward to face Brad Foster.
Dickens v Foster has already been agreed for London on a Dennis Hobson MTK card in December.
ANDREW SELBY (Holder) v PADDY BARNES
The Stewards decided to put out the above contest to purse bids to be submitted in accordance with the Terms and Conditions to the Board’s Head Office by 12:00noon on Wednesday, 12th December 2018, the contest to take place by the end of March 2019.
SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT (Vacant)
JAZZA DICKENS v BRAD FOSTER The Steward decided to approve a request from Promoter Dennis Hobson for the above contest, which will take place in December in London.