World Boxing News outlines updates from the WBA purse bids for clashes between Leo Santa Cruz and Leigh Wood, plus Ohara Davies and Sandor Martin.
Santa Cruz vs Wood
The bidding for the mandatory featherweight bout between the Mexican Leo Santa Cruz and the English Leigh Wood was called for next August 12 by the World Boxing Association (WBA) Championships Committee.
The fight will occur at 10:00 a.m. in Panama City, the headquarters of the WBA office, and will be through the Zoom platform.
The split will be 75% for Super Champion Santa Cruz, while champion Wood will keep 25%. The minimum bidding amount will be the US $ 150,000.00.
The Santa Cruz vs Wood fight was ordered as part of the world title reduction plan that the pioneer body has put in place, and the winner will be left as the sole champion of the category by the WBA.
Davies vs Martin
The World Boxing Association (WBA) Association Championships Committee has announced that the bidding for the super lightweight eliminator fight between Ohara Davies and Sandor Martin will be on August 12 at 10:00 a.m. local time in Panama.
The bidding will take place online through the Zoom platform and will be directed by the committee’s director, Carlos Chávez. The pioneer organization sent the official communication to the parties on Tuesday.
The British Davies is the fourth-ranked in the division, while the Spanish Martin occupies the fifth place. Davies and Martin will contest the vacant belt between Albert Puello and Batyr Akhmedov on August 20. The new champion will face Ismael Barroso (#3) afterward. The next official challenger will be the winner between Davies and Martin.
The bidding split will be 50% for both fighters, and the minimum amount accepted to participate will be $110,000.00.
Gabriels vs Rocha
Finally, for reasons beyond the control of the World Boxing Association 175 lbs. champion, Hanna Gabriels, and her rival Angie Paola Rocha, her presentation in Colombia, scheduled for August 13 in the coffee city of Cali, had to be postponed.
Gabriels was recently notified by the promoter of which she is part as an athlete that because one of the trainers of the primary fight tested positive for COVID-19, the entire card was postponed; “We were super happy to be able to fight in Colombia. It is a brother country that I admire and love.
But unfortunately, since the primary fight of the event got canceled, it won’t be possible for now.
“The last few years of the pandemic have taught us to be more patient and let things flow. These unexpected situations affect a lot because camps are held with a scheduled workload.
“We are never sure when to fight, so we are always ready. But the training processes change according to the commitments.
“So we are waiting for the new date,” said the WBA.