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Beterbiev Hunts For New Opponent, Barrera Bails From Fight

By Team Beterbiev

MONTREAL - Artur Beterbiev (#2 IBF - 11-0, 11 KOs) saw another potential opponent stray from his path, as Sullivan Barrera  (#7 IBF - 18-1-0, 13 KOs) walked away from the IBF lightweight title bout scheduled for April 21 in Miami, Florida.

It should be remembered that on February 2, GYM had won the official purse bid held by the IBF, by placing US $ 201,000 against US $ 181,000 by Barrera's promoter Main Events.

"Sullivan Barrera never signed his contract and never wanted to face Beterbiev despite his public pretensions. Regardless of the reasons he could say, the truth is he was afraid of Beterbiev," said GYM President Yvon Michel, from Le Cannet in France, where he is staying for business.

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"We are very disappointed with the turn of events and Artur is as well," Michel added. "Artur continues his training, we will ask the IBF to qualify him as a mandatory challenger and we will wait for their decision. He's ready to face any kind of light heavyweight in the world! "

Barrera is another name from a long list of fighters who have refused to face Beterbiev in the IBF elimination process in order to nominate a mandatory challenger for the champion, Andre Ward (31-0, 15 KOs).

Russia's Sergey Kovalev (# 3 IBF - 30-1-1, 26 KO), Swedish contender Erik Skoglund (# 4 IBF - 26-0-0, 12 KW), America's Sean Monaghan (# 5 IBF - 28-0-0, 17 KOs) and Germany's Enrico Koelling (# 6 IBF - 22-1-0, 6 KOs) - refused the call when contacted to take part in the IBF eliminator with Beterbiev.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Superbee on 03-21-2017

Update ... IBF moving on to an Express Process for Mando spot... [url]http://www.groupeyvonmichel.ca/communique-2017/Artur%20Beterbiev%20aura%20une%20reponse%20le%2023%20mars.pdf[/url] Google translate below ... [QUOTE]Artur Beterbiev will have an answer on March 23 IBF Heavyweight Heatweight Fighting Combat PRESS RELEASE MONTREAL, March 21, 2017 - The International…

Comment by Boxcaster on 03-14-2017

Artur Beterbiev is nobody's first pick to fight. He's dead last because it appears that he is a real threat to the division. [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSzhWiz0fRU[/url]

Comment by Superbee on 03-10-2017

[QUOTE=Boxing Logic;17489930]This article is a joke. Kovalev refused the eliminator right now because he's tied up with the Ward rematch, but Kovalev is the one who offered Beterbiev a fight last year as his tune-up for Ward, and Beterbiev turned…

Comment by koolbreez12 on 03-10-2017

I'll have to take this with a grain of salt considering the article was written by "Team Beterbiev". Always two sides to a story. If his payout was really 62k, that's disrespectful and I don't blame Sulli. Same people trying…

Comment by Ind Ividual on 03-10-2017

62k may not be much but its still more than the 45k he would have made if Duva had won the bid with her pathetic 181k offer.

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