WBC mandatory status update: Super-welterweight / Welterweight

WBC 13/05/2017
World Boxing Council Heavyweight


Each division ruling activity follows on each case continuing with super-welterweight and welterweight.

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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.

  • Erickson Lubin defeated Jorge Cota by TKO4, on March 4 – first eliminator.
  • Jermell Charlo defeated Charles Hatley by KO6 in a mandatory defense on April 22
  • Vanes Martirosyan vs. Ishe Smith – final eliminator-
  • Isaac Real vs. Sergio Garcia for the silver – June 10 in Spain.
  • Jermell Charlo vs. Erickson Lubin is ordered.

Welterweight: Champion Danny Garcia (United States)

Garcia has a title unification fight against WBA champion Keith Thurman scheduled for March 4. No. 1 ranked mandatory challenger Amir Khan of Great Britain has asked the WBC for time to consider his mandatory status. If Khan gives up his mandatory status, the WBC asked promoter Carl Moretti to find out if No. 2 ranked Timothy Bradley Jr. of the United States is interested in participating in a final eliminator against the highest available contender. Moretti said that he will report Bradley’s decision to the WBC in one week.

  • Keith Thurman defeated Danny Garcia by SD12 and won the WBC welterweight title in a unification on March 4.
  • Amir Khan inactivity has continued and his mandatory status lapsed.
  • Timothy Bradley vs. the highest available contender in a final eliminator –Top Rank/Mr. Moretti will report Bradley’s decision in a week; did not accept to participate in the process.
  • Thurman defeated Garcia by SD12
  • Qudratillo Abduqaxorov defeated Charles Manyuchi by TKO1 and won the silver title on March 25 2017.
  • Qudratillo Abduqaxorov vs. Dmitry Mikaylenko for the silver.
  • Shawn Porter defeated Andre Berto by TKO9 in a final elimination on April 22.