Imam v Ramirez on verge of WBC vacant title sanction, Prograis to fight Postol for interim belt

WBN 08/10/2017
World Boxing Council Heavyweight

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-lightweight division, with current ruler Terence Crawford on the verge of making a move up to the welterweight limit.

“At super-lightweight, if champion Terence Crawford vacates, number one contender Amir Imam will fight third ranked Jose Carlos Ramirez for the title,” said the World Boxing Council.

“While number two ranked Regis Prograis will fight number four Viktor Postol for the interim title,” they added.

Crawford has already put the wheels in motion to campaign seven pounds higher in his pursuit of a third weight world title as the American is linked with some big names at 147.

Ex-foe Postol, whom Crawford defeated to initially unify at 140, got back to winning ways last month due to a points win over Jamshidbek Najmiddinov and fully intends to win back his WBC belt one way or another.

Claiming the interim championship is the first step for the Ukrainian as the silver holder will then go on to battle Imam or Ramirez as mandatory challenger at some point in 2018.

Current WBC super-lightweight rankings:

1 .- Amir Imam (US)
2 .- Regis Prograis (US) NABF
3 .- Omar Figueroa (Mexico/US)
4 .- Viktor Postol (Ukraine)
5 .- Jose Carlos Ramirez (US) AMERICA
6 .- Antonio Orozco (US) USNBC
7 .- Josh Taylor (GB) COMM/SILVER
8 .- Adrien Broner (US)
9 .- Felix Diaz (Dom. R.)
10 .- Sergey Lipinets (Kazakhstan)
11 .- Julius Indongo (Namibia) * CBP/P
12 .- Humberto Soto (Mexico)
13 .- Rances Barthelemy (Cuba)
14 .- Adrian Granados (US)
15 .- Aik Shakhnazaryan (Russia) INTL