The World Boxing Council have ratified the next contenders in line for the heavyweight title after confirming that Bermane Stiverne and Chris Arreola have reached and agreement over their vacant title bout.
American knockout artist Deontay Wilder has been made the heir to the throne once Stiverne and Arreola settle their differences – and provided he comes through Malik Scott on March 15, whilst Bryant Jennings will now have to negotiate a fight with Mike Perez to secure the number two spot.
World Boxing News obtained a copy of the statement on Friday that outlines the situation as it stands.
WBC Emeritus Champion Vitali Klitschko continues to represent the boxing world in his fight for peace and justice in his country and the WBC proudly stands behind his efforts.
The fight for the vacant championship between Bermane Stiverne and Chris Arreola has been successfully negotiated by both camps. Consequently the purse offer has been cancelled.
The WBC has ordered two final elimination bouts to confirm the two mandatory contenders for the heavyweight division.
Mandatory contender Deontay Wilder must ratify his position when he fights Malik Scott for the first mandatory of the division and the WBC ordered Mike Perez vs. Bryant Jennings for the second mandatory of the division, as per the WBC Rules and Regulations.
The WBC is very excited about the important activity in the heavyweight division, which will certainly bring excitement to the boxing fans around the world. – WBC
Stiverne v Arreola is rumoured to be taking place sometime in the late spring, with an announcement due in February.
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