WBC Boxing: Mandatory And Elimination Fights

11/25/2023 - No comments

The World Boxing Council (WBC) Board of Governors has a big job: they keep an eye on each weight division in boxing, and they’re always updating their decisions based on what’s happening in the real world. So, throughout the year, they review all the different weight categories. Why? Because stuff happens! Boxers might get injured, or there could be a super exciting fight that changes everything.

Basically, the WBC Board is like the control center for boxing, constantly adjusting their rules and decisions for each weight class to make sure everything stays fair and exciting.

Heavyweight Shenanigans: Tyson Fury’s the big boss here. He’s set to rumble with Oleksandr Usyk on February 17, 2024, for the undisputed title, and they’ve even agreed to a rematch no matter what happens. So, the World Boxing Council (WBC) is putting a pin in any other plans for now. Keep an eye on Riyadh on December 23, though – there are some fights happening that might shake up the rankings.

Bridgerweight Drama: Lukasz Rozanski is the champ, and he was supposed to defend his title against Badou Jack, but that’s on hold for now. Meanwhile, Kevin Lerena and Senad Gashi are going toe-to-toe for the interim title in South Africa on November 25. After that, the WBC will figure out what’s next.

Cruiserweight Updates: Noel Mikaelian wears the crown. Badou Jack, currently taking a break, will decide if he wants to jump back into cruiserweight or stick with bridgerweight. Ryan Rozicki and Olanrewaju Durodola are clashing on December 2 in Canada for a shot at the title. Plus, there’s a tournament brewing to find another challenger.

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Light Heavyweight Lowdown: Artur Beterbiev, the top dog, is set to defend his title against Callum Smith on January 13, 2024.

Super Middleweight Scoop: Saul Alvarez is the champ, with David Benavidez as the interim champion. Benavidez is facing off against Demetrius Andrade on November 25. If he wins, he’s the mandatory challenger.

Middleweight Moves: Jermall Charlo is the king here. He’s got a special fight against Jose Benavidez on November 25. The WBC will keep an eye on Charlo and interim champ Carlos Adames to decide what’s next. Don’t forget about Hamzah Sheeraz and Liam Williams fighting for the silver title on December 2.

Super Welterweight Watch: Jermell Charlo’s the main man. Serhii Bohachuk and Sebastian Fundora are duking it out for the interim title, and Charles Conwell, the top contender, will face the next best guy in line.

Welterweight Word: Terence Crawford’s the boss, and Mario Barrios holds the interim title. The WBC’s looking for contenders to challenge Barrios.

Super Lightweight Situation: Regis Prograis, the champ, is set to fight Devin Haney on December 9. The winner gets to face mandatory challenger Sandor Martin.

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Lightweight Lookout: Shakur Stevenson’s the champ, with Devin Haney on a break. The WBC will chat with top contenders about what’s next, especially with some issues in setting up fights.

Super Featherweight Focus: O’Shaquie Foster just defended his title. Muhammadkhuja Yaqubov and Pablo Vicente are fighting on November 25 for a chance at the title.

Featherweight Facts: Rey Vargas is the champ and will fight interim champ Brandon Figueroa. Nick Ball’s already won a fight for a shot at the title.

Super Bantamweight Buzz: Naoya Inoue’s the big name. He’s fighting Marlon Tapales on December 26, and the winner faces Luis Nery.

Bantamweight Brief: Alexandro Santiago is the champ and will fight Vincent Astrolabio, the mandatory contender, after a voluntary defense.

Super Flyweight Story: Juan Francisco Estrada’s in charge, with Carlos Cuadras as the interim champ. Cuadras just won a big fight, so the WBC’s figuring out what’s next.

Flyweight File: Julio Cesar Martinez is set to defend his title on December 16 and again in February. David Jimenez is up for a fight against a top contender.

Light Flyweight Latest: Kenshiro Teraji’s the champ, and there’s a tournament happening to find his next challenger.

Strawweight Summary: Yudai Shigeoka’s the one to beat. Alex Winwood and Luis Castillo are facing off to see who gets a crack at him.