Ghana’s Isaac Dogboe and Philippine featherweight Jessel Mark Magsayo have until the end of January to agree on terms for a fight or purse bids will be called.
The featherweight boxers have until January 31 to agree on a fight for the eliminator.
The World Boxing Council has issued an order to determine the top contender for the division title, and the fight details are expected to be announced by the end of January.
“The WBC hereby orders the start of the free negotiations period pursuant to the WBC Rules and Regulations for the final eliminator between Isaac Dogboe and Mark Magsayo in the featherweight division.
If there is no agreement between parties, the WBC will conduct a purse offer on Tuesday, January 31 at the WBC headquarters in Mexico City under the WBC Purse Offer Procedures” WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman said.
If an agreement is reached, Dogboe will fight for the first time since a split decision victory over Joet Gonzalez in July 2022.
Dogboe, a former WBO junior-featherweight champion, is in the running to face Robeisy Ramirez, with the winner potentially facing WBO featherweight champion Emmanuel Navarette.
Dogboe’s two career defeats all came against Mexican Navarette.
By Daniel Yeboah/3Sports/Ghana