WBO orders purse bid for Tete-Casimero fight

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The World Boxing Organisation (WBO) has ordered the camps of WBO regular bantamweight champion Zolani “Last Born” Tete and that of WBO Interim bantamweight belt holder Johnriel Casimero go for a purse bid to determine who stages the fight between the two boxers.

This is Tete’s mandatory defence as his manager Mlandeli Tengimfene explains why the WBO has ordered the fight to go to a purse bid.

The WBO decided on a purse bid after Queensberry Promotions, who promote Tete, and MP Promotions, who promote Casimero, failed to agree on boxers’ purses.

The purse bid process is going to be held at the MGM Grand Hotel in Lass Vegas, United State of America, this coming Saturday.

In a letter to both camps, the WBO made it clear that the minimum acceptable bid is going to be $100,000.00 (almost R1,5 million).

Meanwhile, Tengimfene has added that Queensberry Promotions have assured them that they are going to bid to make sure that they stage the Tete-Casimero fight.


Report by Monwabisi Jimlongo