WBC Mandatory Status: Minimumweight to Super-lightweight

WBC 10/03/2017
World Boxing Council Heavyweight

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.