The news comes after Matias’ fight with the former champion, Sergey Lipinet, broke down.
The current champion was set to face Lipinet after Ergashev had agreed to take a step-aside deal.
But now that the fight is no longer an option, a purse bid has been called on the following terms: a 70-30 split for the champion.
This is far more favorable than the usual split for an IBF title fight that is 85-15.
“On July 11, 2023, the IBF ordered Subriel Matias and Shohjahon Ergashev to begin negotiations for the IBF Jr. Welterweight mandatory defense. An agreement could not be reached within the time frame allowed by the IBF. The IBF is ordering a Purse Bid in these offices on Tuesday, August 15, 2023, at 12:00 PM (EST). Bids must be submitted at 11:45 AM (EST) to be promptly opened at 12:00 PM,” IBF president Daryl Peoples said
Matias captured the vacant title after he beat Jeremias Ponce via a fifth-round TKO in February. Meanwhile, Ergashev has his first chance at fighting for a world title.
The 31-year-old southpaw has been working with SugarHill Steward in his attempt to pull off a shock victory.
And his biggest win to date was a unanimous-decision win over Mykal Fox in 2019. With that being said, both fighters have it all to play for.