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Porter v Granados winner in line for Thurman in 2018 / Benavidez v Gavril II in the works

WBN 08/10/2017

Ryan Greene

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 welterweight, super-middleweight, light-heavyweight and cruiserweight divisions.

“At welterweight champion Keith Thurman who was injured returns to the ring in January, mandatory contender Shawn Porter fights Adrian Granados on November 4th for the silver title,” explained the WBC.

“At super middleweight champion David Benavidez, aged just twenty in support of the Super Series, will fight a rematch against Ronald Gavril.

“At light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson fights a mandatory against number contender Eleider Alvarez in December, whilst at cruiserweight champion Mairis Briedis is in the Super Series. So it’s whoever emerges as the winner.”

Current WBC welterweight and light-heavyweight rankings:

1 .- Shawn Porter (US)
2 .- Danny Garcia (US)
3 .- Manny Pacquiao (Phil) * CBP/P
4 .- Jessie Vargas (US)
5 .- Konstantin Ponomarev (Russia) NABF
6 .- Diego Chaves (Argentina)
7 .- Qudratillo Abduqaxorov (Uzbekistan) SILVER
8 .- Carlos Adames (Dom. R.) * CBP/P
9 .- Sam Eggington (GB) EBU
10 .- Lucas Matthysse (Argentina)
11 .- Cesar Miguel Barrionuevo (Argentina) LATINO
12 .- Kerman Lejarraga (Spain)
13 .- Ray Robinson (US)
14 .- Bradley Skeete (GB) BBB C * CBP/P
15 .- Brandon Rios (US)

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1 .- Eleider Alvarez (Colombia) SILVER
2 .- Oleksandr Gvozdyk (Ukraine) NABF
3 .- Sullivan Barrera (Cuba) USNBC/INTL
4 .- Marcus Browne (US)
5 .- Artur Beterbiev (Russia)
6 .- Igor Mikhalkin (Russia)
7 .- Joe Smith Jr. (US)
8 .- Karo Murat (Germany) EBU * CBP/P
9 .- Blake Caparello (Australia) *CBP/P
10 .- Vyacheslav Shabranskyy (Ukraine) USNBC
11 .- Doudou Ngumbu (Congo/France) FRANCOPHONE * CBP/P
12 .- Lucian Bute (Canada)
13 .- Jean Pascal (Canada)
14 .- Andrzej Fonfara (Poland)
15 .- Isaac Chilemba (Malawi)

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