WBC Update: Eleider Alvarez moves on, Oleksandr Gvozdyk to fight Stevenson v Jack winner
The World Boxing Council have released their latest quarterly report which outlines the status of each of the seventeen weight divisions.
In this edition, the focus is on the 175-pound division.
The report outlines what has transpired over the last few months and what has been ordered in the near future.
Here’s the current status at light-heavyweight:
What was scheduled:
Champion Adonis Stevenson is scheduled to make a mandatory defense against No. 1 ranked Eleider Alvarez in December.
Number 2 Oleksandr Gvozdyk against number 4 Marcus Browne was approved as final eliminator and when we know the availability of Sullivan Barrera, he will fight the highest available contender.
·Oleksandr Gvozdyk vs. Marcus Browne – final eliminator. The manager of Browne did not accept to participate.
·Oleksandr Gvozdyk vs. Sullivan Barrera for the Interim – purse offer Dec. 22. Barrera did not accept to participate.
·The WBC ordered Adonis Stevenson vs. Badou Jack voluntary May 19, as well as an interim title between Gvozdyk vs Amar.
·Oleksandr Gvozdyk defeated Mehdi Amar by UD12 and won the interim title on March 17.
·The winner of Stevenson vs. Jack to fight the interim champion with 65-35% split.
·Eleider Alvarez remains as mandatory challenger and will fight versus the winner of champions vs. interim champion.
APRIL, 2018: ELEIDER ALVAREZ INFORMED THE WBC THAT HE WILL FIGHT FOR ANOTHER ORGANIZATION.
WBN Note: Eleider Alvarez is set to face Sergey Kovalev for the WBO version, leaving Gvozdyk free to fight the winner of Stevenson v Jack later this year.
More from the WBC report soon.