WBC Mandatory Status: Minimumweight to Super-lightweight

WBC 10/03/2017

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman has outlined the current situation regarding all mandatories in the divisions.

Below is the latest information on all classes 140 pounds and below.

Super lightweight: Terrence Crawford has a voluntary defense pending, and then must face mandatory challenger Amir Imam.

Lightweight: Jorge Linares will fight a rematch with Anthony Crolla, and the winner must fight WBC champion Mikey Garcia.

Super featherweight: New champion Miguel Berchelt must fight mandatory Takashi Miura.

Featherweight: Gary Russell Jr. will next fight interim champion Oscar Escandon, which is mandatory.

Super bantamweight: New champion Rey Vargas won a vacant title and must make two mandatories. Julio Ceja will fight Anselmo Moreno to determine the first one, and the other is yet to be determined with Hugo Ruiz.

Bantamweight: This Saturday, Luis Nery will fight Jesus Martinez in a final elimination bout to earn the mandatory fight against champion Shinsuke Yamanaka.

Super flyweight: Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez will fight former champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, and the winner must fight Carlos Cuadras.

Flyweight: New champion Juan Hernandez won a vacant title and must make two mandatories. The first is Daigo Higa from Japan .

Light flyweight: Pedro Guevara is waiting to use his signed optional defense, and a final elimination bout will be ordered for next mandatory.

Minimumweight: A final elimination bout has been ordered between Saul Juarez and Leroy Estrada.

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