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WBA orders Daniel Roman vs. Moises Flores, Kiryl Relikh vs. Eduard Troyanovsky

Roman vs. Flores will unify the regular and and interim super bantamweight belts

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Patrick Stumberg is a freelance writer for SB Nation, first joining the network in 2011 before linking up with Bad Left Hook in 2015.

The WBA has sent out marching orders to its super bantamweight and super lightweight champions. 122-pound champions Daniel Roman (regular) and Moises Flores (interim) have 30 days to negotiate, as do newly crowned 140-pound champ Kiryl Relikh and #3-ranked Eduard Troyanovsky.

Roman (24-2-1, 9 KO) knocked out Shun Kubo for the title last September, then returned to Japan to outclass Ryo Matsumoto in February. Flores (25-0, 17 KO), meanwhile, has not fought since his Oscar-worthy performance against Guillermo Rigondeaux nine months back.

Relikh (22-2, 19 KO) had a breakout performance last week against Rances Barthelemy, thoroughly outclassing the Cuban veteran to earn his first world title. Stylistically, he could very easily wind up in a Fight of the Year against Troyanovsky (27-1, 24 KO), who has scored two early knockouts since his stunning upset loss to Julius Indongo in December 2016.

Two solid fights, one with serious action potential. No complaints here.

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