Mexican warriors Victor Terrazas and Cristian Mijares are set to contest the super-bantamweight title after champion Abner Mares moved up and requested a fight for the featherweight belt.
World Boxing Council President Jose Sulaiman confirmed the news to WBN today and will seek to pit the two fighters together at the earliest opportunity for the newly-vacated green belt.
“The number one and number two should now fight for the vacant bantamweight title, which will be Victor Terrazas and Cristian Mijares, with Vic Darchynian being the next in line for the title,” Sulaiman explained to World Boxing News earlier.
Both Mijares, 31 and 29 year-old Terrazas have been in scintillating form in recent years, with both undefeated in the last four and five years respectively. The potential clash has the makings of real scrap, with the boxers claiming 43 knockouts between them as they seek a first world title at the 122lb limit.