The WBA called for a purse bid in the super featherweight division between champion Hector Garcia and mandatory challenger Lamont Roach Jr. If no agreement to fight is reached, the purse bid will take place on May 25th in Houston, Texas. Garcia, from the Dominican Republic, is a rare champion coming off a loss. He had received a special permission to move up to lightweight to face Gervonta Davis last January, but on the condition that he faced Roach in his next fight. Garcia wound up getting stopped by Davis. There be a minimum bid amount of US $ 120,000 to obtain the promotional rights to the fight, with a split of 75% for Garcia and 25% for Roach. The WBA sent the formal communication to both teams. Garcia will be making the first defense of his championship, which he won in August of last year by defeating Roger Gutierrez, while Roach earned the title shot by defeating Angel Rodriguez in an eliminator held in July of last year.