WBC mandatory situations: Super-flyweight to minimumweight

RINGSIDE 05/07/2018
World Boxing Council Heavyweight

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 from super-flyweight down to minimumweight: 

Super flyweight:

What was ordered:

Champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai has requested a voluntary defense before his mandatory fight against Juan Francisco Estrada.

What happened: 

Srisaket Sor Rungvisai defeated Juan Estrada by MD12 in a mandatory defense on February 24 in California.

McWilliams Arroyo defeated Carlos Cuadras by MD12 and won the Silver title on February 24.

What’s next:

Srisaket voluntary defense in Thailand October 6.


What was ordered:

Champion Daigo Higa is scheduled to fight Thomas Masson in a voluntary defense on October 22.

What happened:

Daigo Higa defeated Thomas Masson by KOT7 on October 22, 2017 in a voluntary defense.

Andrew Selby defeated Maximino Flores by UD12 on October 7, 2017 and won the elimination.

Daigo Higa defeated Moises Fuentes by KO1 on February 4 in Naha, Japan, in a voluntary defense.

Cristofer Rosales defeated Daigo Higa, who lost the title on the scale, by KOT9 on April 15 in Yokohama.

What’s next:

Cristofer Rosales vs. Paddy Barnes – August 18 in Belfast

Light flyweight:

What was ordered: 

Champion Ken Shiro is scheduled to fight No. 1 contender Pedro Guevara, with the winner to fight Ganigan Lopez. It was approved that Hekkie Budler fights against number 3 or 4 for the vacant Silver title and then to make a final eliminator and fight for the title after the mandatory.

What happened: 

Ken Shiro defeated Pedro Guevara by MD12 on October 22, 2017 in a mandatory defense.

Gilberto Parra defeated Leyman Benavides by KOT4 on November 18, 2017 and won the vacant silver title.

Ken Shiro defeated Gilberto Pedroza by TKO4 in a voluntary defense on December 30, 2017.

Ken Shiro defeated Ganigan Lopez by KO2 in a mandatory defense on May 25, 2018.

What’s next:

Jing Xiang vs. Merlito Sabillo – for the silver August 18 in China


What was ordered:

Champion Wanheng Menayothin is scheduled to make a voluntary defense in November. The No. 1 ranked contender, Leroy Estrada is the mandatory contender

What happened: 

Wanheng Menayothin defeated Tatsuya Fukuhara by UD12 on November 25 in a voluntary defense.

Wanheng Menayothin defeated Leroy Estrada by KO5 in a mandatory defense on May 2, 2018 in Thailand.

What’s next: TBA