With Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury fighting for the WBC heavyweight title on December 1, other title fights are joining the card set to take place in Los Angeles.
Although the fight has not been officially announced, undefeated fighters Mark Barriga and Carlos Licona are set to compete for the vacant IBF minimumweight world title.
The IBF originally scheduled a purse bid for the fight to take place on November 13. But once the governing body sent out a letter to both camps regarding the purse bid, the IBF was then notified by Barriga’s camp that the contract has been signed and the two boxers will compete on December 1.
Matchmaker Sean Gibbons wrote on Twitter that the fight is indeed happening on December 1.
The title was previously held by Hiroto Kyoguchi, who vacated the title earlier this year in an effort to fight for a light flyweight title in the future.
Barriga, winner of all nine pro fights and former Olympic boxer, has not fought since May when he defeated Gabriel Mendoza by unanimous decision. Licona has won all three fights in 2018 and sports a 13-0 pro record.
It has not been determined whether or not the fight will be a part of the pay-per-view card, this is not the first world title fight that taking place on December 1. Aside from the WBC heavyweight title fight being on the main event, Jarrett Hurd is set to defend his unified IBF, WBA and IBO junior middleweight belts against Jason Welborn.