Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno is putting his decision to move up to 122-pounds on hold, as he formally requested a direct rematch against the new World Boxing Association bantamweight 118 lbs champion, Dominican Juan Carlos Payano.
A letter by Team Moreno was addressed to the Championships Committee headed by Gilberto Jesus Mendoza, WBA vice-president.
In the letter the fighter indicates several points he believes support the rematch and requests Gilberto Mendoza to consider his petition.
Last week Moreno lost his title via a six round technical decision when the fight was stopped early due to a severe cut that Payano suffered from a clash of heads in the sixth round.
After the loss, Moreno said he struggled to make 118-pounds and didn't feel good at the weight, expressing his intention to move up to 122 but that appears to be on hold pending the WBA's decision.