WBC mandatory situations: Super-welterweight / Welterweight

WBN 01/07/2018


The World Boxing Council has released its half-year report on all seventeen weight classes as President Mauricio Sulaiman moves to keep fans in the loop on the mandatory situations.

From minimumweight to heavyweight, everything is given full transparency in order to show what’s being done to make the best fights out there.

It has been a very good year for boxing so far, it is my pleasure to report a disclosure of the WBC administration of each division derived from the convention ruling and happenings during this time.

The WBC goal remains to do everything possible to facilitate and mediate to try to make the best fights possible for the fans. – Mauricio Sulaiman, WBC President

Below is the report for 154 and 147 pounds: 


What was ordered:

Champion Jermell Charlo is scheduled to make a mandatory defense on October 14 against Erickson Lubin. The winner of the semi-final bout between No. 4 ranked Maciej Sulecki and No. 5 ranked Jack Culcay will then fight No. 3 ranked Vanes Martirosyan in a final elimination bout.

What happened:

Jermell Charlo defeated Erickson Lubin by KO1 on October 14, 2017, in a mandatory defense.

Maciej Sulecki defeated Jack Culcay by UD10 on October 21, 2017 and won the semifinal elimination.

Maciej Sulecki vs. Vanes Martirosyan final eliminator. Sulecki decided to fight for the title of another organization.

Kell Brook defeated Sergey Rabchenko by KO2 and won the vacant silver title on March 3.

Jermell Charlo defeated Austin Trout by MD12 on June 9 in a voluntary defense.

What’s next?

Julian Williams number one contender


What was ordered:

Champion Keith Thurman, who is recovering from an injury, is scheduled to return to the ring in January. Mandatory challenger Shawn Porter is scheduled to fight Adrian Granados on November 4 for the WBC Silver title.

Shawn Porter defeated Adrian Granados by UD12 on November 4, 2017 and won the vacant silver title.

Thurman will return in a voluntary defense in April.

Shawn Porter mandatory.

What happened:

Victor Ortiz defeated Devon Alexander BY MD12 in an eliminator fight on February 17 in Las Vegas.

Danny Garcia defeated Brandon Rios by KOT9 in a final eliminator for the second mandatory, on February 17 in Las Vegas.

Qudratillo Abdukakhorov defeated Laszlo Toth by UD12 on March 17 in Malaysia and won the vacant silver title.

Jessie Vargas and Adrien Browne drew in an elimination fight on April 21 in New York.

Keith Thurman relinquished his title due to injuries and has the rights to challenge for the title whenever he is ready.

What’s next?

Shawn Porter vs. Danny Garcia for the vacant championship.