The World Boxing Association Championships Committee order the opening of the negotiation for the mandatory fight between its 168 lbs super middleweight champions, super world champion Andre Ward and Carl Frotch world champion.
Both parties have been duly notified and have 30 days to reach an agreement to fight in a period no longer than 120 days.
In case an agreement for the Ward vs. Froch fight is not reached, the WBA will open the fight to Purse Bid.
Ward (USA) has a record of 27-0, 14 KO’s, and owns the belt ever since he defeated Mikkel Kessler in 2009.
Ward has made six successful defenses including a prior fight in 2011 with Froch, whose record is 33-2, 24 KO’s, who has also been champion since his victory over Kessler in 2013. The Brit has defended his black and gold belt twice.