WBC names mandatory challengers in each division

18
Dec

WBC names mandatory challengers in each division

A topic of discussion at the World Boxing Council’s 52nd annual convention was how to sort out the various title challengers in each weight class. Here’s a rundown of who’s in the mix.

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14
May

Gennady Golovkin ‘surprised’ by WBA mandate to face Jarrod Fletcher

In a surprise move, the WBA has mandated that middleweight titlist Gennady Golovkin face unheralded Jarrod Fletcher as his next challenger.

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12
May

Lem’s latest: Deontay Wilder would step aside for $10 million

In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we find out what it will take to convince heavyweight contender Deontay Wilder to step aside in order for newly-crowned WBC titlist Bemane Stiverne to challenge RING champion Wladimir Klitschko.

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10
May

Deontay Wilder calls Bermane Stiverne an ‘easy fight for me’

Undefeated KO machine Deontay Wilder was ringside for Bermane Stiverne’s sixth-round stoppage of Chris Arreola and, as the mandatory challenger to the new WBC titleholder, said he sees nothing to worry about.

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19
Mar

WBC orders Bryant Jennings-Mike Perez tournament-style eliminator

There looks to be no shortage of challengers for the vacant WBC heavyweight title, up for grabs in an upcoming rematch between Bermane Stiverne and Chris Arreola. Mike Perez and Bryant Jennings will meet in an elimination bout with the winner setting himself up as a top contender for the organization’s strap.

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08
Mar

IBF: Carlos Molina has until June to defend title

Jailed junior middleweight Carlos Molina has until June to make the mandatory defense of his IBF belt or risk being stripped, according to organization official Lindsay Tucker.

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11
Nov

Ricky Burns on Crawford mandatory, Beltran

Ricky Burns was hoping for a rematch with Ray Beltran, but those plans have been derailed by the WBO, which has given the Scotsman’s team just 30 days to negotiate a deal with unbeaten American Terence Crawford.

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13
Nov

Cleverly expects mandatory defense before Hopkins

Following his successful U.S. TV debut this weekend, light heavyweight titleholder Nathan Cleverly is eager to get into the ring with Bernard Hopkins, but he might have to get through a WBO mandate first.

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