World Boxing Organization chiefs have stipulated a mandatory defense for new super-featherweight title holder Jamel Herring.
Lamont Roach has been put forward as the next challenger. A purse bid is set for July 21st.
Below are contents of the official document sent to promoters.
Luis Batista Salas, Esq. Chairman WBO Championship Committee
June 21st 2019
VIA EMAIL: BOB ARUM TOP RANK PROMOTIONS & ERIC GOMEZ GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS
Re: WBO Jr. Lightweight Mandatory Championship Contest Jamel Herring vs. Lamont Roach
Please be advised the parties have thirty days (30) upon receipt of this letter to negotiate and reach an agreement regarding the WBO Jr. Lightweight Mandatory Championship Contest between WBO Jr. Lightweight Champion Jamel Herring and Mandatory Challenger Lamont Roach. If an accord is not reached within the time frame stated herein, a Purse Bid will be ordered pursuant to our WBO Regulations of World Championship Contests.
The minimum acceptable bid for the WBO Jr. Lightweight Division is $150,000.00 (One Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars). Any of the parties involved may request a purse bid procedure at any time during the negotiation process.
Luis Batista Salas, Esq.
Cc: Francisco Valcárcel, Esq.