Roman v Akhmadaliev / Shumenov v Goulamirian set for WBA purse bids

RINGSIDE 19/01/2019

Mikey Williams

The World Boxing Association (WBA) Championships Committee ordered a title bid for the showdown between the organization’s Super Bantamweight Champion Daniel Roman and the mandatory challenger, Murodjon Akhmadaliev, which will be held at the WBA offices located in Panama.

The American Roman has been champion since September 2017 when he defeated Shub Kubo by technical knockout. So far he has defended his title three times, against Ryo Matsumoto, Moises Flores, and Gavin McDonnell in succession.

Akhmadaliev has climbed fast in the WBA rankings and is currently the number one challenger. In addition, he is the Inter-Continental champion, which he has successfully defended in the only occasion in which he has exhibited it.

The bid will be on Monday, February 4th, and Aurelio Fiengo will be in charge of it. The exchange will be distributed 75% for Roman and 25% for Akhmadaliev, while the minimum bid will be 120,000 dollars.

The purse bid for the cruiserweight bout between champion Beibut Shumenov and the mandatory challenger, Arsen Goulamirian, has been ordered by the World Boxing Association (WBA) Championships Committee and will take place next Monday, February 4th, at the offices of the WBA in Panama City.

Shumenov will have to make the first defense of his belt against the interim champion. The Kazakh returned to boxing after overcoming an eye injury and beat Hizni Altunkaya in nine rounds this last July. The champion will now face Goulamirian in the first defense of his crown.

For his part, the Armenian born but of French nationality Goulamirian earned the right to face Shumenov after beating Ryad Merhy in March and Mark Flanagan in October. His status as interim champion gives him the benefit of challenging the champion.

The minimum amount of the auction will be $ 200,000 and the champion Shumenov will take 55% of the purse, while Goulamirian will receive 45%. Both parties were notified by the WBA and the Panamanian Aurelio Fiengo will be in charge of directing the auction.