The WBO has ordered Peter Quillin to defend his middleweight title against Matt Korobov, giving their respective promoters, Golden Boy Promotions and Top Rank, 30 days to negotiate a deal before a purse bid is mandated, it was announced on the website of organization President Paco Valcarcel.
The WBO denied Golden Boy Promotions’ appeal for a 50-50 split of the purse for a vacant featherweight title bout between Gary Russell Jr. and Vasyl Lomachenko, ruling that Lomachenko is entitled to the favorable end of a 60-40 split.
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A purse bid date for for the vacant WBO featherweight title fight between Gary Russell Jr. and Vasyl Lomachenko has been set for Friday at noon in Orlando, Fla., WBO President Paco Valcarcel informed RingTV.com.
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Czech challenger Lukas Konecny respects Peter Quillin but says he’ll surprise the WBO titleholder with the experience he has amassed over his 54 pro and 250 amateur fights, compared to Quillin’s 45 combined.
Gary Russell Jr. ripped the WBO’s decision to grant Vasyl Lomachenko a second-consecutive title shot, even as he welcomes the chance to beat the two-time Olympic gold medalist in accordance with an organization mandate.
While acknowledging the potential promoter conflict, WBO President Paco Valcarcel says he’ll push for a bout between Gary Russell Jr. and Vasyl Lomachenko in July to win the vacant featherweight belt.
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