The WBA has confirmed in a statement on their website that newly crowned WBA World Super-Bantamweight Champion Carl Frampton must face Guillermo Rigondeaux on or before July 27.
If terms cannot be agreed a purse bid will be called and failure to compile with the regulations will see Frampton stripped.
The World Championships Committee of the World Boxing Association (WBA), while congratulating Carl Frampton for his victory over Scott Quigg weekend for the WBA Super Bantamweight title, he notified his team that must fight with champion in recess Cuban Guillermo Rigondeaux on or before the July 27, 2016.
Rigondeaux, who fights Jazza Dickens on Saturday 12 March, is unlikely to back down after openly stating he wants a shot at the winner of Frampton or Quigg to win back his old title.
It’s reported Frampton will be issued with his IBF mandatory before this date and will have to fight Shingo Wake next before locking horns with the widely accepted Super-Bantamweight king, Guillermo Rigondeaux.
Promoter Frank Warren confirmed in his column yesterday he would be willing to make the fight in partnership with RocNation, if Team Frampton were keen.
“We at Queensberry are working with Rigondeaux’s promoters RocNation who like us want to see whether Frampton really does want to fight the Miami-based Cuban maestro he reckons he could beat. If so we are happy to stage it over here,” revealed Warren.