The World Boxing Association (WBA) Championships Committee has cancelled the last purse bid for the minimumweight bout between Thammanoon Niyomtrong and Erick Rosa and called for a new purse bid for the next March 28 in Panama City.
Niyomtrong’s team had won the rights to the fight and it was to take place last March 3, in Thailand. However, Rosa had problems related to documentation.
The WBA has been studying the case and receiving information from both parties to analyze the elements. However, after studying the situation it has been possible to deduce that there is some responsibility on both sides.
Consequently, the committee, in accordance with its Regulations, considers it appropriate to cancel the award of this bidding due to the extraordinary circumstances.
A new Purse bid will now be called with an additional condition that the fight will take place on neutral ground. Whoever wins the rights to promote this fight, will not be able to hold the fight in Thailand or the Dominican Republic.
In the event that there is no acceptable bid for the bidding or if appropriate contracts are not submitted in a timely manner, the championship committee may make various decisions based on the internal rules, among which is to order a fight between the next two highest ranked fighters in the body.