Jermell Charlo expected to make two mandatory WBC title defenses

WBN 16/12/2016


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 is the announcement for super-welterweight.

Super Welterweight: Champion Jermell Charlo (United States)

Charlo won a vacant title and according to WBC rules, must make two mandatory title defenses.

Promoter Tom Brown confirmed that Charlo will make his first mandatory defense against No. 2 ranked Charles Hatley of the United States on either February 11 or 19.

No. 5 ranked Erickson Lubin of the United States is scheduled to fight No. 8 ranked Jorge Cota of Mexico on March 4, and the WBC ordered a fight between No. 3 ranked Vanes Martirosyan of the United States and the highest available contender. The winners of those two fights will fight each other in a final eliminator to determine the second mandatory challenger.

Promoter Art Pelullo informed the WBC that No. 1 ranked Demetrius Andrade of the United States is scheduled to challenge for the WBA title and will not participate in an eliminator.

Charles Hatley won his position through the WBC super-welterweight tournament.

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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