By Pablo Fletes, notifight.com
WBA "regular" junior flyweight champion Kazuto Ioka could be backing away from a mandatory fight with the WBA's "super champion" Román "Chocolatito" Gonzalez. The World Boxing Association ordered a purse bid on February 18th.
Earlier this week, it was revealed that Prodesa, along with co-promoter Akihiko Honda, offered a purse of $125,000 to the representatives of Ioka to organize the fight Gonzalez and avoid the purse bid.
But there is still no response from Ioka's handlers, who have scheduled an early meeting with Mr. Honda, in Japan, to negotiate before the purse bid.
Nicaraguan matchmaker Ricardo Rizzo, who works with Prodesa, said recently that Ioka's managers may request an extension to avoid a clash with Gonzalez.