WBC World Cup: Lightweight and featherweight draws

Phil Jay 12/10/2013

The ambitious even audacious dream of WBC President Jose Sulaiman to create the first ever Boxing World Cup, is just days away from becoming tangible and feasible reality.

Outstanding boxers from ten federations and intercontinental champions, plus silver and international champions in four weight classes will face each other…and fight! The categories are: feather, light, welter and heavyweight. Each division will have 12 participants.

The tournament is a knockout phase, quarterfinals, semifinals and final. The first twenty events include two major extravaganzas that will encompass two hours broadcasting while the finals are scheduled to last 90 minutes and will be broadcasted on Fridays.

The countries hosting the World Cup WBC I are: Mexico, United States, Argentina, Thailand, Morocco and Russia. The WBC belt is cherished by the greatest boxing champions in the world. The Cup winner in each category will earn the right to fight for the WBC world title. The tournament will be broadcast internationally by FOX Sports and Fox Deportes in the U.S., and TDN Televisa in Mexico and Alba Vision in Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa.

Lightweight – Group Stage

Group 1: Jomthong Chuwattana v Samuel Neequaye – Winner faces Ramirez Abdiel in Quarter-Finals

Group 2: Daniel Estrada v George Ashie – Winner faces Emiliano Marsili

Group 3: Ghislan Maduma v Al Sabaupan – Winner faces Denis Shafikov

Group 4: Fernando Saucedo v Javier Prieto – Winner faces Dejan Zlaticanin

Substitute: Dannie Williams

Featherweight – Group Stage

Group 1: Ayup Arsaev v Marvin Sonsona – Winner faces Robinson Castellanos

Group 2: Justin Savi v Clive Atwell – Winner faces Ermano Fegatili

Group 3: Claudio Marrero v Romulo Koasicha – Winner faces Ronny Rios

Group 4: Simion Viorel v Sor Bualang Singyu – Winner faces Martin Lindsay

Substitutes: Celestine Knight, Oscar Gonzalez and Miguel Marriaga

All bouts correct in accordance to the official WBC website and are subject to change