On Saturday, October 10, at El Poliedro in Caracas, Venezuela, Sergey Khomisky (30-11-3, 13 KOs), from Minsk, Belarus, by way of Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine, fights undefeated Alfonso Blanco (11-0, 5 KOs), from Oxnard, California, by way of Caracas, Venezuela, for the interim WBA World middleweight title.
Chris Eubank Jr. presently holds the interim WBA World middleweight title, having won the belt from former champion Dmitry Chudinov. But due to inactivity, Eubank and his team were alerted that his title was in jeopardy of being taken away. His team applied directly to the WBA requesting that Eubank Jr. be permitted to defend the title in Sheffield, England, on October 24 against Tony Jeter. The WBA agreed with the request, on condition that he immediately vacates the belt at the fight’s conclusion.
On October 25, the winner of Saturday’s fight between Khomisky and Blanco will be recognized as interim WBA World middleweight champion, with a stipulation that whoever’s hand is raised in victory must defend the title before February 25, 2016.
All parties have been informed of the situation.
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