While the two sides continue to negotiate a deal, the World Boxing Association has ordered Denis Lebedev vs. Guillermo Jones to head a purse bid on Monday, January 6th, at 11:00 a.m. The purse bid will take place at the WBA's office in Marbella, Panama. The Bidding will be directed by WBA Championship Committee Vice Chairman Aurelio Fiengo. A minimum of $200,000 has to be placed down in the bidding.
This past May, Jones knocked out Lebedev in the eleventh round to capture the WBA's cruiserweight title. Following the match, Jones tested positive for a banned substance. A few months later the WBA stripped him of the world title and returned it to Lebedev. The sanctioning body would then ordered a rematch between the two boxers.