The purse bid for the ordered fight between WBA "regular" heavyweight champion Manuel Charr and the interim champ of the WBA, Trevor Bryan, was suspended after the two sides reached an agreement to fight for the "regular" belt of the World Boxing Association (WBA).
The purse bid was scheduled for May 28th in Panama City, but the individual teams of the boxers informed the sanctioning body that there was already a pact and that the fight will be held without the need to carry out any type of purse bid.
In an estimated period of 20 days - the location, date, and conditions of the fight will be communicated between the native of Syria and the American who for months has been waiting for the opportunity to challenge the champion.
Charr will make the first defense of the belt he won with a knockout of Alexander Ustinov in November 2017. The undefeated Bryan earned the right to face Charr after winning the interim belt in August of last year with a battering of BJ Flores and now wants to fight for the regular belt.
The Syrian native champion Charr has a record of 31 wins, 4 losses, and 17 knockouts while his undefeated challenger, Bryan, has a record of 20 wins, no losses, and 14 knockouts.