After a vicious firefight, Golden Boy Promotions emerged victorious from at the moment’s WBA purse bid, defeating TGB Promotions $2.3 million to $2.1 million for the rights to Eimantas Stanionis’ secondary welterweight title protection in opposition to Vergil Ortiz Jr. Stanionis, because the champion, would be the beneficiary of a 75/25 cut up.
The winner will, in some unspecified time in the future, be in line to problem “tremendous” titlist Errol Spence Jr. Spence’s subsequent project pits him in opposition to Keith Thurman, and the WBA belt ought to hypothetically be subsequent within the rotation.
On the one hand, it is a nice combat between two expert, hard-hitting aggressors. It’ll be fireworks for so long as it lasts. On the opposite, you actually must really feel for Stanionis (14-0, 9 KO); he was assured a shot ate Spence early this yr, however willingly stepped apart to permit “The Fact” to unify in opposition to IBF champ Yordenis Ugas.
For his generosity, he obtained a troublesome matchup with Radzhab Butaev, and now he faces an much more daunting problem in Ortiz (19-0, 19 KO). At the least we get a banger out of it.