Danny Garcia conquered the WBC Super Lightweight world championship on March 24, 2012 defeating Erik Morales. WBC Champion Danny Garcia made his last mandatory defense of his world title on September 14, 2013, in one of the best fights of recent times, defeating Lucas Matthysse.
Danny Garcia and mandatory and number 1 contender Viktor Postol, registered a step-aside agreement in the WBC. In that agreement, Garcia and Postol agreed to each take a fight against a different opponent on the same card, and then fight in the mandatory championship contest immediately thereafter.
Lucas Matthysse, the current WBC Silver champion and number 2 contender, contacted the WBC and manifested his desire and intention to fight for the WBC world title again.
WBC Champion Danny Garcia has officially requested the WBC Board of Governors to grant him permission to participate in a fight over the division’s weight limit, which the WBC Rules & Regulations consider a “WBC Special Event.”
Viktor Postol has officially confirmed to the WBC that he wishes to participate in the undercard of the Garcia vs. Peterson fight per the step-aside agreement. Postol does not object to Champion Garcia’s participation in the proposed WBC Special Event.
The World Boxing Council has reviewed the overall situation of the Super Lightweight division. Further, Champion Garcia´s request was submitted to the WBC Board of Governors for a vote, with the following result:
1.- The WBC has granted Danny Garcia permission to participate in his fight vs. Peterson over the Super Lightweight limit.
2.- The Garcia/Postol step-aside agreement will be modified and updated to include the new date of the fight and the conditions for the mandatory fight between Garcia and Postol.
3.- Lucas Matthysse has been named mandatory contender to fight against the then WBC world champion immediately following the Garcia vs. Postol fight.
4.- The sanction fees the Garcia vs. Peterson Special Event generates shall be deposited directly in the “WBC Jose Sulaiman Boxers Fund”, which is administered by the Nevada Community Foundation. The Fund is currently aiding many boxers from around the world.
The WBC is very happy to participate in the sanctioning of those very important fights, which involve some of the best fighters in the Super Lightweight division.