WBC mandatory situations: Super-lightweight / Lightweight
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 140 and 135 pounds:
What has ordered:
If champion Terence Crawford vacates the title, No. 1 ranked contender Amir Imam will fight No. 3 ranked Jose Carlos Ramirez for the vacant title. No. 2 ranked Regis Prograis will fight No. 4 ranked Viktor Postol for the interim title and then both winners to fight each other with a 50-50 split.
Josh Taylor defeated Miguel Vazquez by KO9 on November 11, 2017 in a defense of his silver champion.
Amir Imam vs. Carlos Ramirez – March 17 – New York for the vacant.
Regis Prograis defeated Julius Indongo by KOT2 and won the interim title on March 9.
Prograis must fight the winner of Imam-Ramirez fight with a 50-50 split.
Josh Taylor defeated Winston Campos by KOT3 in a defense of his silver title on March 3 in Glasgow.
Jose Carlos Ramirez vs. Regis Prograis for the undisputed – purse offer April 27 with a 50/50 split CANCELLED. Both camps reached an agreement for a voluntary defense.
Josh Taylor vs. Viktor Postol – silver and final eliminator – June 23.
Josh Taylor defeats Viktor Postol by UD on June 23 in Glasgow and becomes mandatory.
Jose Carlos Ramirez vs. Danny O’Connor – voluntary – July 7.
Regis Prograis vs. Juan Jose Velasco voluntary of the interim July 14.
WBC will support WBSS in this division.
What was ordered:
Champion Mikey Garcia is scheduled to fight Diamond champion Jorge Linares for the undisputed lightweight championship.
Yvan Mendy defeated Jesus Arevalo by KO8 on December 14 in Paris for the silver.
Mikey Garcia and Jorge Linares are granted to have a voluntary defense of their titles.
Jorge Linares fought Mercito Gesta on January 27, 2017 but he did not defend the WBC Diamond title.
Mikey Garcia defeated Sergey Lipinetz by UD12 in a special event on March March 10 in superlightweight.
Jorge Linares and Mikey Garcia must fight next – free negotiations started on March 12.
Linares did not accept to participate and withdraws from any rights under the WBC.
Zaur Abdullaev defeated Deiner Berrio by UD12 and won the silver vacant title on April 22.
Mikey Garcia vs. Robert Easter Jr. – July 28 in California
Ivan Mendy vs. Luke Campbell for the mandatory challenger position of the division – September in England.