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WBA orders Danny Roman-Moises Flores

The fight must take place by June.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

The WBA has officially ordered a mandatory bout between junior featherweights Danny Roman (24-2-1, 9 KOs) and Moises Flores (25-0, 17 KOs). In the WBA’s order they also mention that the fight must take place no later than June, with a purse bid to be ordered in relatively short order if the sides cannot come to terms on a purse agreement.

Flores, 31, has not fought since getting knocked out by Guillermo Rigondeaux last summer with a punch that came at the end of the first round, right after the bell rang. Rigondeaux was initially awarded the win in the resulting confusion over the sequence of events, but it would eventually be changed into a no contest, reinstating Flores’ unblemished record.

Meanwhile Roman, who holds the WBA’s 122lb title, is coming off his first title defense where he defeated Ryo Matsumoto last month by unanimous decision, which followed his knockout over Shun Kubo in September where he won the world title.

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