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N'Dam-Murata rematch ordered to purse bid, July 7

Hassan N’Dam and Ryoto Murata were unable to strike a deal for their WBA ordered rematch.

Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam v Ryota Murata - WBA World Middleweight Title Bout Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images

As middleweights Hassan N’Dam and Ryoto Murata were unable to come to terms for a rematch of their controversial fight last month, the WBA is now ordering the fight to purse bid on July 7th.

N’dam would win a split decision over Murata in their first meeting by scores of 115-112, 116-111, and 111-117. The highly dubious scores in N’Dam’s favor would ultimately cause two of the judges who scored the fight in favor of N’Dam to be suspended by the WBA for six months, also requiring them to pass some tests before being reinstated.

For the targeted sequel, the purse bid will follow WBA rules, meaning the purse split will be 75% to the champion (N’dam) and 25% to the challenger (Murata) with a minimum bid of $200,000 required.

The auction will be held at WBA headquarters in Panama City, Panama, and will be overseen by WBA Directorate Member Aurelio Fiengo.

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