Warren Wins Harrison-Marquez Purse Bid

05.09.06 - Frank Warren has secured home advantage for his charge WBO World Featherweight Champion Scott Harrison for his defence against Juan Manuel Marquez. Purse bids were opened today at the WBO headquarters in Puerto Rico and Warren's bid of $748,000USD saw off the $715,000USD bid submitted by Oscar De La Hoya, the promoter of Marquez..

Mexican Marquez became the Interim Champion following his seventh round stoppage of Terdsak Jandaeng last month in Nevada after Harrison was granted an extension by the WBO on his mandatory defence due to medical reasons.

Warren said, "I'm delighted that I have secured my man the home advantage for his world title defence against Marquez. It will be a tough fight and every advantage we can get will count in Scott's favour."

A date and venue for the contest will be announced shortly.

Article posted on 06.09.2006

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