Brian Magee-Karoly Balzsay fight to go to purse bids

Brian Magee (left) stopped Rudy Markussen
Brian Magee shows his delight after stopping Rudy Markussen in Denmark

Belfast boxer Brian Magee's WBA super-middleweight title fight against Karoly Balzsay will go to purse bids.

The promoters of the two camps have been unable to agree terms ahead of the contest.

The fight is set to take place in Belfast or Denmark before the end of July, with Balzsay having been ordered to make a mandatory defence.

The Hungarian world champion is based in Germany and fights out of Hamburg.

The confirmation of Magee's opponent followed Balzsay's win over Kazakhstan-born Dimitri Sartison last month.

Magee, 36, was in Germany to watch the victory for the WBA's current regular champion.

The WBA rate American Andre Ward as their super champion because he also holds the main WBC belt.

In Magee's most recent contest in February, he successfully defended his WBA interim belt as he stopped Rudy Markussen in five rounds in Copenhagen.

It stretched his record to 36 wins in 41 fights.

Magee lost an IBF world title challenge against Canadian Lucian Bute 13 months ago, but then captured the fringe WBA interim title four months later by beating Costa Rican Jaime Barboza.

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