Bradley v Spence an option for WBC #1 spot, Khan considers position
At the WBC 54th Convention in Miami, a mandatory update was given for each division as the World Boxing Council prepare for the New Year.
Below is the announcement for welterweight.
Welterweight: Champion Danny Garcia (United States)
Danny Garcia has a title unification fight against WBA champion Keith Thurman scheduled for March 4.
No. 1 ranked mandatory challenger Amir Khan of Great Britain has asked the WBC for time to consider his mandatory status. If Khan gives up his mandatory status, the WBC asked promoter Carl Moretti to find out if No. 2 ranked Timothy Bradley Jr. of the United States is interested in participating in a final eliminator against the highest available contender. Moretti said that he will report Bradley’s decision to the WBC in one week.
WBN understands Moretti is sounding out Errol Spence Jr. to face Bradley for the eliminator despite being ranked number one elsewhere. Should Spence turn down the chance, a host of fighters could be considered in his place, dependent on enrolling in the WBC Clean Boxing Program, once the new rankings are made official.
Khan is currently in talks with Kell Brook and would then give up his WBC ranking should an agreement be reached for next year.
The World Boxing Council ratings for December are set to be announced imminently as the WBC Convention draws to a close