Davies, who is signed to Golden Boy Promotions, is the current mandatory for Romero’s belt. He earned the right after stopping Lewis Ritson in the ninth round, which took his win streak to seven in a row.
Meanwhile, Romero stopped Ismael Barroso in a controversial ninth-round stoppage to win the WBA belt. The purse bids were set to go ahead on July 24th, 2023.
Although that may have been the case, the date was pulled on the grounds that Romero’s team had brought up a medical issue after submitting some information.
“Romero’s team presented a medical report which is being analyzed by our medical committee members. For that reason, WBA Championships Committee has decided to postpone [the purse bid] until further notice,” WBA stated
And yet, since it has been some time since that initial statement, De La Hoya has demanded answers.
“[Two] weeks waiting for WBA president Gilberto Mendoza and the WBA to confirm ‘Rollies’ Romero’s return from his supposed injury. Our fighter Ohara [Davies] is his mandatory and we will not step aside,” De La Hoya