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Oct
2020

Miguel Cotto fails to comply, is stripped of WBC title

WBC 17/11/2015

Naoki Fukuda

The World Boxing Council worked tirelessly That Began Through a process over two years ago to secure the celebration of the highly anticipated Miguel Cotto and fight Between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. The WBC is proud of That That accomplishment is giving boxing fans around the world to fight Very Important to see.

After several weeks of communications, countless attempts, time extensions and good faith trying to preserve the fight as a WBC World Championship, Miguel Cotto and his promotion did not agree to comply with the WBC rules and regulations, while Saul Alvarez has Agreed to do so. Accordingly, the WBC must rule on the matter prior to the fight.

The WBC hereby announces that effective immediately have withdrawn recognition of Miguel Cotto as WBC World Middleweight Champion. If Saul “Canelo” Alvarez wins the fight against Cotto, he will be recognized as the WBC middleweight world champion.

The WBC’s decision is premised on the fact That Miguel Cotto and his camp are not willing to abide by the Governing WBC Rules & Regulations, and the specific conditions established the WBC to sanction the fight. Simply put: they are not willing to respect the very same rules and conditions applied to Cotto Which becoming WBC champion. The WBC wishes Miguel Cotto the best of luck as we truly regret the course of action which led to them taking such a decision.

The WBC is a non-profit organization founded 53 years ago. The WBC has implemented all of the current rules in the sport, paving the way to a much safer boxing. The WBC creates, implements and enforces its rules and regulations to bring safety, order, unity, justice and equality to a sport That was marred With abuse and unfairness. Since the first day of the existence of our organization, the WBC has taken countless actions for the protection of the boxer and it is a fact that most, if not all boxers dream of conquering the green belt.

The WBC stands by its honorability and will not participate in the abuse of power and greediness, Which boxing have taken our world to regrettable actions from different parties. The WBC wishes the promotion great success and we are satisfied that this great fight for boxing will be enjoyed by millions of fans around the world.