The lt. heavyweight division is unquestionably one of the most attractive ones of today.
WBC champion Adonis Stevenson will be making his mandatory title defense against silver champion Eleider Alvarez.
Due to the lack of activity for reasons out of control of the champion in the past 2 years, the WBC has ordered to have another mandatory title defense, which will be determined with a series of fights, which begin on Saturday.
There are three fights scheduled which will be part of the process:
JULY 15 Forum, Inglewood, California – WBC International Title
Joe Smith (US) WBC No. 3 (23-1-0, 19 KO’s) WBC International champion,
Sullivan Barrera (Cuba) WBC No. 6 (19-1-0, 14 KO’s)
JULY 15 Uniondale, N. Y. – WBC Elimination bout
Marcus Browne (US) WBC No. 7 (19-0-0, 14 KO’s)
Sean Monaghan (US) WBC No. 8 (28-0-0, 17 KO’s)
AUGUST 19 NABF Lt. heavyweight Title
Oleksandr Gvozdyk (Ukraine) WBC No. 2 (13-0-0, 11 KO’S) NABF champion
Craig Baker (US) WBC no rated (17-1-0, 13 KO’s)
Once these three fights take place, the WBC will confirm the final stage of this tournament depending on the results from these matches.