On Wednesday, as part of the WBO 2015 Convention, a discussion took place to determine the future of the super bantamweight championship.
It was the decided that Guillermo Rigondeaux would be stripped of the belt which had been in the Cuban’s possession since dethroning Nonito Donaire so impressively in April 2013.
Despite defending the belt in December 2014 with a victory over Hisashi Amagasa in Japan, Rigondeaux has failed to show resonable cause as to why he has not defended the championship against a top 15 contender since, according to a WBO declaration.
A fight between former champion Donaire and number one ranked Cesar Juarez looks set to be given the green light to be fought for the now vacant title when the pair square off in Puerto Rico on December 11.
In other WBO news, current cruiserweight champion Krzysztof Glowacki could also be relieved of his 200lbs belt for failing to provide adequate evidence of a rumoured long-term injury.
Reports in his native Poland suggest that Glowacki faces an extended period out of action following his win over Marco Huck and the WBO have written to the champion’s handlers to gather more information regarding his recovery time.
Glowacki, 29, underwent elbow and wrist surgery in September, but is yet to fully divulge the extend of the ailment to the WBO.