WBC confirm Berchelt v Salido and Vargas v Gonzalez at 130, order Garcia v Linares at 135

WBN 06/10/2017
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During the 55th WBC Convention in Baku, Azerbajain, the mandatory status of each division saw the confirmation of several mouth-watering matches in the future.

Below are statements regarding the super-featherweight and lightweight categories.

At super featherweight, champion Miguel Berchelt will fight a voluntary against Orlando Salido in December, whilst Francisco Vargas and Jhonny Gonzalez at two and three in the rankings, will fight a final eliminator.

At the lightweight limit, champion Mikey GarcĂ­a will fight Diamond champion Jorge Linares should and agreement be reached.

WBN Note: Garcia is currently being linked to fights above the 135 pound weight class and as high as super-welterweight following reports of interest in facing Miguel Cotto.

Linares would then be in line to be crowned full champion without a fight having been named Diamond title holder when Garcia defeated Dejan Zlaticanin.

Following a win over Luke Campbell recently, Linares has several options, one of which is a return with the Briton. The others are a fight with Ray Beltran or a possible move north to 140 pounds.

WBC Ratings at 135:

1 .- Ray Beltran (Mexico) NABF
2 .- Javier Fortuna (Dom. R.)
3 .- Gervonta Davis (US) * CBP/P
4 .- Richard Commey (Ghana) INTL Silver
5 .- Yvan Mendy (France) SILVER
6 .- Dejan Zlaticanin (Montenegro)
7 .- Masayoshi Nakatani (Japan) OPBF
8 .- Denis Shafikov (Russia)
9 .- Francisco Rojo (Mexico)
10 .- Henry Lundy (US)
11 .- Anthony Crolla (GB)
12 .- Xolisani Ndongeni (South Africa)
13 .- Vage Sarukhanyan (Armenia) INTL * CBP/P
14 .- Marcos Villasana Jr. (Mexico) LATINO
15 .- Petr Petrov (Russia)