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Rungvisai v Hernandez ordered for vacant WBC flyweight title

WBN 15/12/2016

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 are the announcements for weight classes between 105 and 112 pounds at minimumweight, light flyweight and flyweight.

The title at flyweight remains vacant due to Roman Gonzalez moving up to 115 pounds following his title defense against McWilliams Arroyo in April 2016 at The Forum in Califorina.

Flyweight: Champion Vacant

No. 1 ranked Nawaphon Sor Rungvisai of Thailand will fight No. 2 ranked Juan Hernandez of Mexico for the vacant title in the first three months of 2017. No. 3 ranked Daigo Higa of Japan will be the first mandatory challenger. The WBC ordered No. 4 ranked Oscar Cantu of the United States to fight No. 5 ranked Muhammad Waseem of Pakistan in a final eliminator to determine the second mandatory challenger.

Light Flyweight: Champion Ganigan Lopez (Mexico)

Lopez made a mandatory title defense on July 2, 2016, and is now in a voluntary stage.

Minimumweight: Champion Wanheng Menayothin (Thailand)

Menayothin made a mandatory title defense on August 2, 2016, and is now in a voluntary stage.

The World Boxing Council ratings for December are set to be announced imminently as the WBC Convention draws to a close

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