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Handig vs. Lopez IBF Eliminator Goes To a Purse Bid

By Carlos Costa

The IBF Minimumweight World Title eliminator between Filipino IBF #1 Mateo Handig (13-5, 7 KOs) and Mexican IBF #5 Ganigan Lopez (22-5, 15 KOs) will be decided in a purse bid to take place at the IBF's head office in Springfield NJ on Thursday July 18, according to an official document issued on July 7 by IBF President Daryl J. Peoples.

Mateo Handig and Ganigan Lopez were suppose to battle on June 29 in Mexico for the right to challenge Japanese IBF Minimumweight world champion Katsunari Takayama (25-6, 10 KOs). But the date was canceled by the promotional company in Mexico and a new date was set for July 13, which had to be called off as well.

Therefore, the IBF decided to solve the impasse by calling a purse bid in the following terms:

"On May 15, 2013 the IBF ordered #1, Matthew Handig and #5, Ganigan Lopez to begin negotiations for the IBF Mini Flyweight Eliminator for the #1 position. They could not reach an amicable agreement within the time frame set by the IBF. Therefore, the IBF will call for purse bids in these offices on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 12 Noon. Bids must be submitted at 11:45 AM to be promptly opened at 12 Noon."

The 23 year-old Mateo Handig "The Warai Warrior is managed by Kambal Kamao Promotions and Highland Boxing of the Philippines, while Ganigan "El Zurdo" Lopez, 31, is handled by Canelo Promotions.

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