A purse bid, ordered by the IBF for the vacant IBF jr. welterweight title between IBF #1 ranked, Kaizer Mabuza (23-6-3, 14 KOs) and #2 ranked Zab Judah (40-6, 27 KOs), has been won by Main Events, promoters of former 2-division champ, Judah.
The winning purse bid was $50,000, which will be split evenly between Mabuza and Judah. The date and venue have yet to be set, but the bout must take place within 90 days of the announcement of the winning purse bid.
The IBF jr. welterweight title became vacant when former champ, Devon Alexander, opted to fight in a unification bout with Timothy Bradley rather than explore a bout with Mabuza.
In their last contests, Mabuza scored a surprising TKO victory over former champ, Kendall Holt in February while Judah narrowly outpointed Lucas Matthysse in November.