Undefeated Spanish super welterweight Sergio "El Nino" Garcia (33-0) has relinquished the EBU title. Over the last few months there's been a lot of talks back and forth and Garcia turned down a chance to appear on the big Matchroom/DAZN show in Barcelona on April 23.
There was also a defense against mandatory challenger Frenchman Dylan Charrat (20-0-1) coming up with a good payday but the now ex-champ turned that down as well.
As previously reported by BoxingScene.com, Garcia and his promoter MGZ have a deal for a fight in the US against "The Towering Inferno" Sebastian Fundora (17-0-1) in the summer.
Dylan Charrat is now to fight the highest ranked available challenger for the vacant title. One of the fighters in play for that fight is Spaniard Kerman Lejarraga (32-2), who now is in line for a showdown against Italian Orlando Fiordigiglio (32-3) for the vacant EU crown. There were purse bids set to take place on Wednesday in Rome but the parties involved reached an agreement and MGZ will promote the fight in Spain with date and site to be announced.
Swedish super lightweight Anthony "Can You Dig It" Yigit (24-1-1) will again head to the US this weekend and if all goes to plan he will have his first fight in almost two years on June 11 in Orlando on a Christy Martin promotion. The opponent is to be announced.
Yigit held the EBU title 2017-18 and challenged for the IBF title 2018 but was stopped by Ivan Baranchyk with a grotesquely swollen eye.
EC Boxing have now announced the site for the fight for the vacant EBU light heavyweight title between Igor Mikhalkin (24-2) and Mathieu Bauderlique (20-1) and it is Hamburg, Germany. Date remains August 14.