The WBA has scheduled a purse bid for its secondary title in the welterweight division. If no deal can be reached in the next week, a purse bid for the mandatory bout between regular champion Eimantis Stanionis (pictured) and challenger Vergil Ortiz Jr. will be held on Monday, December 12th at the Caribe Royale Hotel, in Orlando, as part of the WBA's convention. The minimum bid will be $200,000 with a 75% split for the champion and 25% to the mandatory challenger. The WBA has sent the official communication to both fighters’ teams. Stanionis, lisrted as 14-0 is more accurately 18-3 including the World Series of Boxing while Ortiz has 19 pro wins in as many fights, all by knockout.
The winner of this fight will become the WBA mandatory chalenger for the winner between WBA suoer campion Errol Spence Jr. and former two-belt champion Keith Thurman. Spence also holds the IBF and WBC welterweight championships.