Purse Bid Minutes


Purse Bid was convened for July 3, 2018 at 12:00 Noon, but later changed to 1:30 PM. It was held at:

WBO Headquarters 1056 Muñoz Rivera Avenue Suite 711-714
San Juan, PR 00927-5013

Purse Bid Attendees:

  1. Francisco Valcarcel, President, presiding
  2. Top Rank Vice President, Carl Moretti representing Champion Raymundo Beltran
  3. Nobody representing Challenger Roman Andreev was present nor did they email.
  4. Attorney Gustavo Oliveri Miranda
  5. Media Jose Sanchez

Prior to issuing the Purse Bid Notice on June 26, 2018 for the date of July 3, 2018 to all Bona-Fide Promoters, the parties were given ten (10) days to negotiate an agreement. When no agreement could be reached, Top Rank requested the Purse Bid.

The Purse Bid officially began at 1:30 PM. Mr. Valcarcel greeted those present.

Mr. Moretti representing Raymundo Beltran handed Mr. Valcarcel his first envelope, thus initiating the Purse Bid. The envelope containing a check in the amount of $1,000.00 (One Thousand Dollars) for the Purse Bid Service Fee and proof that they are a bona fide licensed WBO Promoter.

Mr. Valcarcel stated for the record that Top Rank, Inc. is a bona fide promoter.

Mr. Valcarcel explained that Mr. Antonio Gonzalez, who had been contacted by Promoter Vlad Hrunov and would have represented the Challenger Mr. Andreev, had communicated with him via email message on July 2nd regarding the postponement of the Purse Bid for ten (10) Days. However, on the same day, Mr. Valcarcel then advised Mr. Gonzalez via text message that the Purse Bid date could not be changed. Mr. Valcarcel also advised him that Promoter Vlad Hrunov did not have a current WBO license and therefore, was not a Bona Fide Promoter.

Then, Mr. Valcarcel opened the second envelope belonging Top Rank that contained a check in the amount of $25,200.00 (Twenty-Five Thousand Two Hundred Dollars),

representing 10% of the Purse Bid Amount of $252,000.00 (Two Hundred Fifty-Two Thousand Dollars). The proposed site for the bout is Phoenix, AZ with the proposed date of August 25th 2018

The Bid was awarded to Top Rank, Inc.

Mr. Valcarcel then informed Mr. Moretti, winner of the Purse Bid, about Section 11.2.4 of the WBO Regulations for World Championship Contests that states, “…the date of the fight shall not be later than ninety (90) days or earlier than forty-five (45) days from the date of the Purse Bid…”

Finally, Mr. Valcarcel stated the following conditions:

1. Signed Contract must be submitted within 10 days.
2. If the Champion suffers an injury prior to the bout, an Interim Championship will

be held.
3. If the Challenger suffers an injury, the next available contender will be the

Mandatory Challenger.

Mr. Valcarcel then congratulated the winner, Carl Moretti (Top Rank, Inc.), and thanked all present for their participation. The Purse Bid ended at 1:45 PM.

nintchdbpict000302071096-e1488884702848 WBO Lightweight Champion Terry Flanagan and his challenger Petr Petrov / By Gary Stonehouse –

‘Turbo’ looks to continue his impressive unbeaten record against the tough Russian-born Petrov

TERRY FLANAGAN hopes to continue British boxing’s longest current unbeaten run against Petr Petrov this Saturday.

The Manchester-born southpaw will be defending his WBO Lightweight Championship in his home town.

This will be Flanagan’s fifth defence of his title, and he is going to face a big challenge to overcome his Russian opponent.

Petrov is the WBO’s second-ranked contender behind Felix Verdejo.

But with an impressive fight record himself, this one promises to be a thunderous clash in the north west.

When is Terry Flanagan vs Petr Petrov?

The undefeated champ will battle Petrov on Saturday April 8, 2017.

Flanagan will be fighting in front of his hometown crowd for the first time since October 2015.

He will be hoping for a similar result this time, as he trounced Diego Magdaleno inside two rounds.

nintchdbpict000302075504-e1488885066436 WBO Lightweight Champion Terry Flanagan faces the media ahead of his fight against Petr Petrov

What TV channel is Terry Flanagan vs Petr Petrov?

The UK’s only full-time boxing TV station BoxNation will be screening the fight live.

However, they have teamed up with BT Sport so that customers can watch it live there too.

BoxNation is now included for all BT TV and Sky TV customers with a BT Sport pack – at no extra cost.

Where is the Terry Flanagan vs Petr Petrov fight being held?

The fight will take place at the Manchester Arena on Saturday April 8, 2017.

The 21,000-seater venue is based on Trinity Way, near Victoria Station.

Manchester fans are expected to flock out to cheer on their hometown hero.

nintchdbpict000285026371 Terry Flanagan celebrates his victory over Orlando Cruz

Who is on the undercard of Terry Flanagan vs Petr Petrov?

Liam Williams will be in action in a mouth-watering Super-Welterweight clash against domestic rival Liam Smith.

Williams recently won the WBO European Title with a win over Cardiff’s Gabor Gorbics.

Also on show will be two-time Olympic Flyweight gold medallist Nicola Adams.

She will be making her professional debut after an impressive amateur career that included Commonwealth, European and World honours.

Where can I buy tickets for Terry Flanagan vs Petr Petrov?

Tickets are still available in a number of categories for this fight.



Date: May 11, 2013

WBO Lightweight Championship Title Bout

Location: United Kingdom

Promoter:  Matchroom Boxing/Eddie Hearn

Referee:   Russell Mora

Judges:   Lisa Giampa, Glenn Feldman, Julie Lederman

Supervisor:   Francisco Valcarcel

Results:   Ricky Burns retains the WBO Lightweight Title against Jose Gonzalez by RTD in 9th. round (Gonzalez broken his left wrist and retired in round 9, Referee stopped the fight).


Photos: Joel Colon/PR Best –

A confident Jose “Chelo” Gonzalez, the World Boxing Organization (WBO) lightweight #1 ranked, made today his last training in Puerto Rico before his travel to Glasgow for his world title bout against the champion Ricky Burns on May 11, at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland, in a Matchroom Boxing presentation.


Gonzalez (22-0, 17 KOs), who is also the WBO Latino champion worked today for the Puerto Rican media and showed his good condition to challenge Burns (35-2, 10 KOs) in his homeland.

“We are in the final stage of my training and I feel very good thanks to God”, Gonzalez, who is going to travel tomorrow to Scotland, said. “We have worked intensely, as always, for my fights, but with the focus in win the title.”


Today, the Toa Baja native, who received from the Mayor Anibal Vega Borges the flag of his town, worked some rounds of pads with his trainer Roberto Nevarez, some rounds in the punching bag and hitting the speed bag.

“We are comfortable with all the work. It’s just time to work with the weight for the fight and as always we make the weight at the weigh in,” Gonzalez said.


In his most recent fight, Gonzalez won a seventh round TKO over Alejandro “Soma” Rodriguez, who was hurt and didn’t continue the fight starting that round, in a show presented on February 2, in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.

In Burns, a Scottish idol who is going to defend his 135 pounds belt for the third time, Gonzalez will find a former junior lightweight champion who beat Puerto Rican Roman “Rocky” Martinez (actually champion again) in 2010 to gain the crown that defended three times. Burns come off a fourth round TKO win over Kevin Mitchell in September, 2012.

“Burns is a slick fighter, a boxer who throws a lot of punches and very tricky, but I’m very focused on do what I have to do to win this fight and to bring the title to Puerto Rico,” Gonzalez said.



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By Stevie Ocallaghan:

On May 11 at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Scotland’s Ricky Burns defends his WBO Lightweight title against arguably his toughest opponent since he first won a world title in beating Roman Martinez back in September 2010.

Puerto Rican Jose Chelo Gonzalez, who comes to the ring with an impressive 22-0 with 17 stoppages is arguably taking a big step up in facing Burns but as the mandatory , deserves his chance.

Gonzalez is a huge puncher who moves really well and likes to keep a tight guard. He doesn’t waste many punches and he likes to walk opponents down. He is similar shape to Burns, big for the weight and very physically strong. It’s a good match-up.

Burns, since his win against Martinez has went from strength to strength , beating the likes of the rugged Michael Katsidis, the big hitting former champ Paulus Moses and then the impressive 4th round destruction of Kevin Mitchell. Burns is in good form himself.

It’s a good fight arguably for both as its a fight Gonzales will like, Burns isn’t the hardest to hit, but he does possess a solid chin, and Gonzalez will fancy knocking Burns out.

Burns will like this also as he has a proven track record at a higher level than Gonzalez. Burns is the ultimate professional in the way way he trains and realistically I don’t think there is a fitter fighter out there. Burns will count on his workrate to get the job done.

Both guys are 29 years old but Burns has far more experience against a higher level of fighter. Burns is 2″ taller at 5’10″ but Gonzalez has a 3″ longer reach. Both have a common denominator in Joseph Laryea. Laryea against Burns retired at the end of seven hard round with a suspected broken knuckle. At the time Buns was handily ahead. Gonzales stopped Laryea at the end of the 3rd but Laryea’s best days are now gone.

My only critic of Gonzalez opponents are that most of his fights where against guys who were on their way down, but I suppose you could say that about some of Burns’s opponents before he got the Martinez fight.
It’s a good match-up, but I can see Burns taking it on a UD. I think his big game experience will come through in the end, but in boxing you just never know.


Ricky Burns knows he cannot underestimate the challenge posed by the little-known Jose Ocampo if he wants to earn a unification bout in 2013.

Burns’ trainer Billy Nelson has been trawling the globe for footage of the Filipino – a replacement for the injured Liam Walsh – ahead of the WBO lightweight defence at London’s ExCel on December 15.

Just two rounds have been found and studied, meaning Burns will have to adapt in the ring in the bout, which is to be screened live on BoxNation.

The 29-year-old from Coatbridge told Press Association Sport: “I know he’s a southpaw, but that’s about it. Billy’s been struggling to get any footage of him at all.

“I’ll treat this fight the same as any other one. I’ll go out in the first round, see what he’s bringing to the table and then adjust my tactics to what he’s doing.

“It doesn’t really bother me. I don’t like to watch my opponents anyway. The way I fight I’m good at adjusting to other people’s styles.”

Should he win for the 21st time in succession, Burns has been lined up for a unification fight with unbeaten American Adrien Broner, who secured the WBC lightweight title last month.

Burns, who was a convincing victor over Kevin Mitchell in his last bout in September, added: “I just try to put it to the back of my mind. I’ve never, ever looked beyond any opponent so I’m not going to start doing it now.

“If I don’t go out there and win next week, the big fights aren’t going to happen.

“I know there is talk about it; I need to go out there and produce the goods next week for it to happen.”

Burns had been due to meet Walsh until the Norfolk-based fighter hurt his back in a road accident, with Ocampo, rated 14th in the world by the WBO, drafted in.

The 23-year-old has suffered five defeats, but most of them came in his teenage years, and 12 of his 17 victories have come inside the distance.

Preparations at Nelson’s Fighting Scots gym in Lanarkshire have gathered pace since Ocampo was confirmed, with Burns sparring with undefeated super bantamweight Kid Galahad and Terry Flannigan, who recently won the Prizefighter lightweight tournament.

“He’s looking very sharp, he’s very fit, focused,” Nelson said of Burns. “It was difficult a few weeks’ ago when we never had an opponent, but now he’s got an opponent he’s a lot more focused.”

The challenge for Nelson has been assessing Ocampo.

“I’ve got a friend who has thousands upon thousands of DVDs of every fighter in the world,” Nelson said.

“Unfortunately, with Ocampo there’s only two rounds in the whole world. But every good champion can work out different styles and I’m sure Ricky will do likewise.

“He’s strong. He’s got a good left hand, but technique-wise Ricky Burns will beat him and power-wise Ricky will beat him.”

Burns remains grounded as the bout approaches, but has taken a temporary step back from his part-time job at a sports store in Coatbridge.

For those wondering why a world champion is working part-time in a sports store, the answer is simple.

“I enjoy it,” he said. “Everybody that comes in the shop I know who they are. Some of my pals and guys I train with work in there as well. It’s not really like work.

“It gives you something else to do apart from training all the time. It breaks the routine up, especially when you’re training for a fight.”


Ricky Burns will defend his WBO lightweight belt against Jose Ocampo, with the Filipino replacing the injured Liam Walsh. The fight will top Frank Warren’s bill at the London ExCel Arena on the 15th December, supported by a top class undercard including George Groves’ fight with Glen Johnson for the Commonwealth Super-Middleweight title.

Burns (35-2, 10 KOs) will hope to build on his last display, when he looked impressive in defeating the highly rated Kevin Mitchell inside four. Ocampo (17-5-1, 12 KOs), who is ranked 14th by the WBO, will be seen as a step down by many, and the man from Coatbridge should be looking for a stoppage victory.

However, it’s clear to see Burns is not underestimating his opponent. “This is going to be the hardest fight of my career so far against a young hungry challenger who will be looking to take my title,” he said.

Victory for the two-division world champion could set up a huge clash next year against undefeated American superstar Adrien Broner.


WBO World Lightweight Champion Ricky Burns says he will end the year with a bang against hard-hitting Filipino challenger Jose Ocampo. Scottish hero Burns makes the third defence of his title on promoter Frank Warren’s six-title extravaganza on December 15th at the ExCeL London. Burns is coming off a career best win destroying British rival Kevin Mitchell inside four rounds in September and is now in line for a huge unification showdown with American star Adrien Broner who won the WBC title earlier this month.


First he has to get through the heavy handed Ocampo, ranked number 14 by the WBO, who has stopped 12 out of 17 opponents early and although he has five losses and a draw, he has never been stopped. He replaces the original challenger Liam Walsh who was injured in a car crash two weeks ago forcing him to withdraw from the fight. The 23-year-old Ocampo comes from the Sarangani Province that is governed by Congressman Manny Pacquiao.


Ricky Burns faces another world title challenge from an Englishman after the European lightweight champion Liam Walsh was named as his next opponent – with a unification fight against Adrien Broner on offer for the winner.

Scotland’s WBO lightweight champion, who was on top form as he stopped Kevin Mitchell in four rounds last month, will face the unbeaten Walsh at London’s ExCeL on 15 December.

The promoter Frank Warren has lined up a glamour contest against the unbeaten American WBC champion Broner for whoever comes out on top.

Walsh stepped up to lightweight in July when he stopped Domenico Urbano in the eighth round at Upton Park to claim the European belt. The 26-year-old Walsh has stopped his opponent in 10 of 13 professional fights, including his memorable Commonwealth super-featherweight title win over the Scot Paul Appleby, who was pulled out ahead of the 10th round.


WBO Stated:

The winner of the above mentioned bout between Burns and Walsh must face the Mandatory Challenger designated by the WBO Championship Committee.

Ricky Burns dropped Kevin Mitchell two times and stopped him in the fourth round today in Glasgow. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

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Ricky Burns dropped Kevin Mitchell two times and stopped him in the fourth round in Glasgow. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

The atmosphere in Glasgow was electric, the crowd thunderous, and the moment just right. Frank Warren paid for Michael Buffer, even, to make Ricky Burns vs Kevin Mitchell the “big event” he wanted it to be — and that the excited paying audience deserved it to be.

But after a good first round from Mitchell, where he seemed to find some rhythm in the latter half of the three minutes, it was all Ricky Burns, as he delighted the Scottish boxing faithful and stopped Mitchell in the fourth round.

Burns (35-2, 10 KO) wasn’t expected to win by TKO, but he did just that and looked physically huge next to Mitchell, a small lightweight and seemingly dwarfed by Burns, who recognized the size disparity and took advantage of it, pushing Mitchell (33-2, 24 KO) around at moments, bulling him to the ropes, and abandoning his normal game plan to dare Mitchell, expected to be the fight’s puncher, to trade with him.

There were a few moments of throwdown brawling between the two in each of the rounds, but it was the fourth where Mitchell was forced to fold. Burn knocked him down once a hard left hook, and Mitchell came back on unsteady legs, quickly dropped again, with referee Terry O’Connor taking a closer look this time.

Once back to action, Burns again stormed in to close the show. 20 seconds remained when he got started, and though Mitchell tried to hang on, he just couldn’t make it. With his back on the ropes and right hands flying in, Mitchell found himself fully in the hands of the referee — and O’Connor chose to stop the bout, with Mitchell not offering much by way of complaint.

He was just too much, and yet again, Ricky Burns has proven his quality. Still the WBO titleholder, Burns has a fine argument on resume to be considered the world’s best lightweight at the moment, right alongside Miguel Vazquez and Antonio DeMarco.

For Mitchell, it’s another rough setback, somewhat reminiscent of his 2010 letdown against Michael Katsidis, when Katsidis polished him off in three rounds. I don’t have any real doubt that Mitchell has the ability to get back to this level and get another shot, but he’ll need to just sit down, refocus, and come back.

For Burns, it’s a big statement win. He remains on his roll, and this was a truly strong performance from him once again. He’s always going to be doubted, even by those who know his quality. He never seems impressive until the bell rings and you watch him work.

By: Scott Christ


World Boxing Organization (WBO) World Lightweight title challenger Kevin Mitchell will do a pre-match pitch appearance at West Ham United’s home game against Fulham this Saturday.

The Dagenham Destroyer, a big Hammers’ fan who fought Michael Katsidis for the world title at the Boleyn Ground in May 2010, will be announced to the crowd ahead of his second world title attempt against WBO World Lightweight Champion Ricky Burns at Glasgow’s SECC on September 22nd.

Mitchell says West Ham’s return to the Premier League will give him the inspiration to beat Scottish hero Burns, the tough two-time and two-weight world champion.

“It’s fantastic that West Ham are back in the Premier League again, they’ve had to fight hard to do it and I’ve had to do the same to get back to the top and challenge for a world title again,” Said Mitchell.

“Seeing the Hammers achieve that has given me a boost to beat Burns in his backyard and bring the world title back to London’s east end,”

“I couldn’t achieve my dream of winning the world title by beating Katsidis, but I would love to return to hold the belt up in front of the crowd at the next home game after I beat Burns.”

Mitchell’s highly anticipated England-Scotland showdown against Burns headlines a top quality card that also features former WBO World Featherweight Champion Scott Harrison, hot unbeaten prospect Bradley Saunders, plus Scottish stars John Thain, Stephen Simmons, Jonathan Slowey, Michael Roberts, Ryan Collins, Sammy Hill and Hugh Gray.

Burns v Mitchell will be televised live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546). Join now at www.boxnation.com

Tickets, priced at £50, £75, £100, £150 and £200, are available from Eventim on 0844 249 1000 or online at eventim.co.uk and Ticket Soup on 0844 295 4000 or ticketSOUP.com