A heavyweight clash between Manuel Charr and Trevor Bryan is on the cards following a decision by the World Boxing Association.
Once the fight takes place, the top division will be a belt lighter as Charr is the current WBA ‘regular’ champion and Bryan holds ‘interim’ honors.
Both belts are lesser than the full strap held by current king Anthony Joshua.
Outlining their decision, the WBA revealed they expect a substantial bid from any suitors hoping to stage the contest.
The World Boxing Association (WBA) Championships Committee ordered a purse bid on Monday, May 17th. This will secure a match between Manuel Charr and Trevor Bryan for the WBA Heavyweight Title.
The bid has a minimum of one million dollars. The purse will be distributed 75% for champion and 25% for challenger. Bids will take place in Panama City and will be directed by Aurelio Fiengo.
Charr is coming into the fight after having won the vacant WBA Heavyweight Title in a match against Alexander Ustinov in November of 2017. He has been inactive in this time frame but has not taken a defeat since 2015. He sports a record of 31-4 with 17 knockouts.
Bryan, on the other hand, is coming off of a knockout win over BJ Flores in August of 2018. He has never tasted defeat. Holding a record of 20 wins, 14 of which coming by knockout.
This fight will represent a big step up in class for the New York native.
Hopefully, Charr v Bryan will lead to a match-up with ‘Gold’ champion Joe Joyce. This would mean only two belts would be in existence at 200 pounds plus.
Furthermore, Joshua defends his ‘super’ strap against Andy Ruiz Jr. on June 1 at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
Eventually, the Charr, Bryan, Joyce and Joshua complex situation will spawn on sole champion moving forward – fingers crossed.