The World Boxing Association (WBA) Championships Committee called an auction by the teams of Englishman Khalid Yafai, the current Super Flyweight Champion of the organization, and Dominican Norbelto Jimenez, number one ranked at 115-pounds.
The bid is scheduled for March 12th at the offices of the WBA in Panama City. It will have a minimum price of $ 80,000 to be distributed as follows: 75% for the champion and 25% for the challenger, with the manager to direct the auction being Panamanian native Aurelio Fiengo.
Yafai is Super Flyweight Champion of the WBA since 2016, when he defeated Luis “El Nica” Concepcion. He has since defended his title four times. His record is 25 wins, no losses, and 15 knockouts. On the other hand, Norbelto Jimenez is ranked number one in the WBA rankings and has not been defeated since 2011. His resume consists of 29 wins, 8 losses, 4 draws, and 16 knockouts.
Both parties were duly notified of the auction and have an obligation to be familiar with the regulations of the WBA.