WBA Orders Purse Bid for Baumgardner v Choi Undisputed Showdown
The undisputed junior lightweight showdown between unified champion Alycia “The Bomb” Baumgardner (13-1, 7KO) and WBA champion Hyun-Mi Choi (20-0-1, 5KO) is going to a purse bid.
Immediately following her victory over former unified champion Mikaela Mayer on October 15, The Bomb made it clear the undisputed fight was next on the hit list. The unified champion previously tried to make the fight with Choi before fighting Mayer but to no avail.
In an interview on The Last Stand Podcast, Baumgardner expressed that making the fight was the hard part. The WBA helped with some of her concerns by ordering Choi to fight the unified champion next.
MAKING THE FIGHT IS PROVING TO BE DIFFICULT
It now seems there is one more hurdle left to clear – both sides coming to an agreement. According to the WBA, a purse bid is set to take place at the Caribe Royal Hotel, in Orlando on December 12.
Per WBA guidelines, the minimum acceptable amount is $120,000 to be split evenly with respect to their status as champions. The promotional company that bids the most will win the right to host the fight wherever they choose.
Women’s boxing has made an incredible mark on the sport of boxing this year with several undisputed bouts. Once the smoke clears on this situation, Baumgardner and Choi may kickoff 2023 with the undisputed showdown.
3Kings Boxing will continue to monitor this story and provide any details of the final outcome.
By: Garrisson Bland