WBC mandatory status update: Minimumweight to Super-flyweight

WBC 16/05/2017
World Boxing Council Heavyweight


Each division ruling activity follows on each case:

For heavyweight and cruiserweight click here

For light-heavyweight, super-middleweight and middleweight click here

For super-welterweight and welterweight click here

For super-lightweight, lightweight and super-featherweight click here

For featherweight, super-bantamweight and bantamweight click here

Below are the super-flyweight, flyweight, light-flyweight and minimumweight categories:

Super Flyweight: Champion Roman Gonzalez (Nicaragua)

Gonzalez has confirmed that he will have the rematch with No. 1 ranked Carlos Cuadras of Mexico in March. The winner must make a mandatory defense against No. 2 ranked Srisaket Sor Rungvisai of Thailand in his next fight.

  • Srisaket Sor Rungvisai defeated Roman Gonzalez by MD12 in a mandatory fight on March 18 and won the superflyweight title.
  • Srisaket Sor Rungvisai vs. Roman Gonzalez rematch.
  • Carlos Cuadras vs. Juan Francisco Estrada for the interim.
  • Winners of both fights will face each other next.

Flyweight: Champion Vacant

No. 1 ranked Nawaphon Sor Rungvisai of Thailand will fight No. 2 ranked Juan Hernandez of Mexico for the vacant title in the first three months of 2017. No. 3 ranked Daigo Higa of Japan will be the first mandatory challenger. The WBC ordered No. 4 ranked Oscar Cantu of the United States to fight No. 5 ranked Muhammad Waseem of Pakistan in a final eliminator to determine the second mandatory challenger.

  • Juan Hernandez defeated Nawaphon Sor Rungvisai by TKO3 and won the vacant title on March 4.
  • Juan Hernandez – Daigo Higa first mandatory – May 20 in Japan
  • Oscar Cantu-Rodriguez – second final eliminator.
  • Muhammad Waseem to fight winner.

Light Flyweight: Champion Ganigan Lopez (Mexico)

Lopez made a mandatory title defense on July 2, 2016, and is now in a voluntary stage.

  • Ganigan Lopez vs. Ken Shiro – May 20, Japan.

Minimumweight: Champion Wanheng Menayothin (Thailand)

Menayothin made a mandatory title defense on August 2, 2016, and is now in a voluntary stage.

  • Menayothin defeated Melvin Jerusalem by UD12 in a voluntary defense on January 25.
  • Saul Juarez vs. Leroy Estrada final elimination – May 27
  • Wanhen Menayothin vs. Omar Kimweri – June 3.