By Gabriel F. Cordero
The WBA has ordered bantamweight “super” world champion Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno to start negotiations for the mandatory defense against mandatory challenger Juan Carlos Payano. According to WBA rules the negotiation period will be 30 days from March 25, 2014 until April 24, 2014. If representatives of Moreno and Payano do not reach an agreement, or are not willing to negotiate during this time, a purse bid will be called. Moreno received an approval from the WBA World Championships Committee for an optional fight last Saturday in Panama City against Javier Chacon on the condition that the winner face the highest ranked contender available.