Recently we brought you the news that Bobby Lashley’s Strikeforce debut was set to be the relatively untested Yohan Banks (2-1).
At the time we expressed our disappointment that Strikeforce were treating their new signing with kid gloves, and apparently we were not the only one’s. The Florida State Boxing Commission yesterday rejected the proposed match-up, after having “determined that the bout was not competitive,” according to mmajunkie.
It’s somewhat of an embarrassing predicament for the promotion, and they will now have to move quickly to secure a more challenging opponent before the event which takes place on the 30th of January.
Jimmy Ambriz, a journeyman pro with a record of 14-12-1 was named by mmajunkie as the man to fill the space, but Strikeforce have since stated that he will “definitely” not be Lashley’s opponent.
Speaking to Ariel Helwani, Lashley admitted that he had “no idea” who he will be fighting.