Zlaticanin v Garcia winner scheduled to face Linares next
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 lightweight and super lightweight.
Super Lightweight: Champion Terence Crawford (United States)
Champion Crawford is looking for a super-fight, according to Top Rank’s Carl Moretti, which could come in the spring of 2017 before mandatory duties kick-in.
Due to the long period of time since the last mandatory defense – September, 2013 – the WBC ordered a final eliminator between No. 2 ranked Viktor Postol of Ukraine and the highest available contender to determine the second mandatory challenger.
Lightweight: Champion Dejan Zlaticanin (Montenegro)
Zlaticanin is scheduled to fight No. 2 ranked Mikey Garcia of the United States on January 28. The winner of that fight must fight Diamond champion Jorge Linares of Venezuela in his next fight.
Linares is scheduled to fight Anthony Crolla in a rematch of their meeting in September. The eventual victor would then take over the duties.
The World Boxing Council ratings for December are set to be announced imminently as the WBC Convention draws to a close