WBC QUARTERLY REPORT – CONVENTION RULING ON EACH DIVISION – NOVEMBER 2020

October 30, 2020 

– The WBC believes in transparency and administrative disclosure.

– WBC annual conventions meetings determine world rankings and mandatory status of each division in open floor meetings and are formally voted by the Board of Governors.

– The WBC began to report this information in 2015 to bring clarity and transparency to the WBC’s administration to the public.

The report presents:

A. The rulings from the convention in bold letters.
B. Specific happenings throughout the year in red.

The World Boxing Council announced, since the beginning of the pandemic, and after a unanimous vote by the Board of Governors, that it will administer the activity of the world championships, using absolute justice, analyzing each case separately. Taking into account all the variables corresponding to each individual situation, providing flexibility and common sense to address the problems that may arise due to the uncertain times in which we are living, considering Covid-19 infections , travel restrictions, lock downs , etc….

HEAVYWEIGHT

MatchRoom has requested for the August 22 fight between interim champion Dillian Whyte and Alexander Povetkin, authorization from the WBC for the winner to be awarded the Diamond belt. This proposal has been authorized. If Dillian Whyte wins, he will be ratified as the official challenger to face the winner of Fury vs Wilder III.
Fury was confirmed to make a voluntary defense against Deontay Wilder, which is scheduled for December 19.
The winner of Fury vs. Wilder III is required to fight Whyte if he wins his match against Povetkin.
QueensBerry Promotions received clarification from the WBC after expressing their concern that February was the deadline for the mandatory fight, it was clarified that one day after the fight between Fury vs Wilder 3 the period of free negotiations will begin.
Silver champion Daniel Dubois is defending his crown against Joe Joyce on October 24.

ACTIVITY AFTER THE CONVENTION
• Alexander Povetkin defeated Dillian Whyte by KO5 and won the interim title on August 22. Povetkin was awarded the Diamond Belt as special trophy
*. Alexander Povetkin vs Dillian Whyte rematch scheduled for November 21 as a title defense of the Interim title .
• Daniel Dubois vs Joe Joyce fight for the silver title has been postponed to November 28 in U. K.

D

CRUISERWEIGHT

Cruiserweight champion Ilunga Makabu must make two mandatory defenses, having won a vacant title. There are 2 final elimination bouts between # 1 Thabiso Mchunu versus # 3 Olanrewaju Durodola and # 4 Alexei Papin versus # 5 Ruslan Fayfer. Makabu was granted a voluntary defense.

ACTIVITY AFTER THE CONVENTION 
• Makabu will make a voluntary defense in December.
• Aleksei Papin defeated Ruslan Fayfer by TKO6 on August 22 in a final eliminator bout and is the mandatory contender
• Thabiso Mchunu vs. Olanrewaju Durodola – silver and final eliminator, purse offer won by DiBella.

D

LT. HEAVYWEIGHT

Light heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev will defend his title against Fanlong Meng on September 25 in Russia. Jean Pascal is the mandatory challenger.

ACTIVITY AFTER THE CONVENTION 
• The Artur Beterbiev vs. Fanlong Meng fight did not take place because of Meng visa problems and could not fight in Russia. IBF replaced Meng with Deines.
• Arthur Beterbiev vs. Adam Deines, IBF mandatory fight was postponed due to injury.

D

SUPERMIDDLEWEIGHT

Super middleweight champion David Benavidez defends against Roamer Angulo on Saturday, the winner will face mandatory challenger Avni Yildirim; winner vs. Avni Yildirim will be allowed a voluntary defense before facing diamond champion Callum Smith.

ACTIVITY AFTER THE CONVENTION 
• Benavidez lost his WBC supermiddleweight world title on the scale; the fight between Benavidez and Angulo took place on August 15 and since Benavidez won the fight, the title became vacant.
• The WBC ordered Avni Yildirim vs. Saul Alvarez for the vacant and the purse offer is still pending for November 2.
• Callum Smith is the mandatory challenger to fight the winner.
• Azizbek Abdugofurov vs. Lerrone Richards for the silver title will take place in November in the U. K.

D

MIDDLEWEIGHT

Franchise champion Saul Álvarez will not fight on September 12. He is training, and Golden Boy is working on confirming date, place and opponent
Middleweight champion Jermall Charlo will defend against Sergiy Derevyanchenko on September 26.

ACTIVITY AFTER THE CONVENTION
• Jermall Charlo defeated Sergiy Derevyanchenko by UD12 in a voluntary defense of his title on September 26.

SUPERWELTERWEIGHT

Super welterweight champion Jermell Charlo defends against Jeison Rosario on September 26 in a unification bout. The promoter informed that the winner is obliged to make the mandatory defense of the IBF, to which the WBC confirmed that it has agreements of respect and reciprocity with the IBF to respect the mandatory obligations.

ACTIVITY AFTER THE CONVENTION
• Erickson Lubin defeated Terrell Gausha by UD12 and won the vacant silver title and an eliminator fight on September 19.
• Jermell Charlo defeated Jeison Rosario by KO8 in a voluntary defense of his title on September 26.

D

WELTERWEIGHT

Welterweight champion Errol Spence defends against Danny Garcia in a mandatory fight in November.
Shawn Porter will contest the silver championship against Sebastian Formella on August 22.

ACTIVITY AFTER THE CONVENTION
• Shawn Porter defeated Sebastian Formella by UD12 and won the silver vacant title on August 22.
• Errol Spence will make his mandatory fight against Danny Garcia on December 5.


SUPERLIGHTWEIGHT

Super lightweight champion José Ramírez faces Viktor Postol in a mandatory fight on August 29.
• Jose Carlos Ramirez defeated Viktor Postol by MD12 in a mandatory defense of his title on August 29.
• Jose Zepeda defeated Ivan Baranchyk for the silver and elimination bout on October 3 in Las Vegas.


LIGHTWEIGHT

Franchise lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko will clash with IBF champion Teofimo Lopez on October 17 in Las Vegas in a unification bout. The board of governors voted in favor of accepting Top Rank’s request that, if Teofimo Lopez wins the match, he be recognized as the franchise champion.
WBC Champion Devin Haney will have a voluntary defense.
Ryan “Kingry” Garcia will face Luke Campbell for the interim title.
Javier Fortuna will notify the WBC of his plans regarding their fight on August 28 and will have the unconditional support of the WBC.
Eliminatory fights will be held in Russia for the Silver title.

ACTIVITY AFTER THE CONVENTION
• Teofino Lopez defeated Lomachenko and is now the WBC Franchise champion and unified undisputed champion of the lightweight division.

• Devin Haney vs. Yuriorkis Gamboa – November 7 in Florida – Winner must face winner of Garcia vs Campbell.
• Luke Campbell vs. Ryan Garcia for the interim and first mandatory position– December 5.
• Javier Fortuna vs. Jorge Linares final elimination – TBD – Winner will be second mandatory of the division.
• Francesco Patera vs. Devis Boschiero for the silver vacant title in Italy in November.


SUPERFEATHERWEIGHT

Super featherweight champion Miguel Berchelt will defend his title against official challenger Oscar Valdez on a date to be determined. Top Rank has until the end of August to confirm the deal, otherwise a purse offer will be ordered. A tournament will determine the next mandatory.

ACTIVITY AFTER THE CONVENTION
• Miguel Berchelt vs. Oscar Valdez mandatory – December 12.
• O’Shaquie Foster vs. Miguel Roman for the silver November 19 in California.


FEATHERWEIGHT

Featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr. does not have a mandatory challenger. # 2 Tugstsogt Nyambayar vs. # 5 Eduardo Ramírez will be the final eliminator on September 19 in Connecticut. It was taken into consideration that this fight is signed and that challenger # 1 was not available as he had plans to fight for another body.

ACTIVITY AFTER THE CONVENTION
• Tugstsogt Nyambayar vs. Eduardo Ramírez fight did not take place.
• Tugstsogt Nyambayar defeated Cobia Breedy by SD12 in a semifinal eliminator on September 19.


SUPERBANTAMWEIGHT

Super bantamweight champion Rey Vargas fractured his leg and will be out of circulation for months, therefore, he will be named champion in recess. The governing board accepted the following fights:
Luis Nery faces Aaron Alameda for the vacant title and the winner will be forced to two mandatories. There will be two final eliminatory bouts and the winners will be mandatory.
Carlos Castro vs. Christopher Diaz first mandatory
Daniel Román vs. Juan Carlos Payano for the second.

ACTIVITY AFTER THE CONVENTION
• Luis Nery defeated Aaron alameda by UD12 and won the vacant title on September 26.
• Daniel Roman defeated Juan Carlos Payano by UD12 and won the final elimination. He is the mandatory challenger
• Carlos Castro vs. Christopher Diaz will fight a final eliminator – TBD


BANTAMWEIGHT

Bantamweight champion Nordine Ouabaali defends against Nonito Donaire in December in his mandatory defense.

ACTIVITY AFTER THE CONVENTION
• Nordine Oubaali vs. Nonito Donaire mandatory on December 12.


SUPERFLYWEIGHT

Super flyweight champion Juan Francisco Estrada has a voluntary defense. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai is the mandatory challenger. Thailand’s travel restrictions situation will be verified.

ACTIVITY AFTER THE CONVENTION
• Juan Francisco Estrada defeated Carlos Cuadras KO11 in a voluntary defense. Oct. 23 in Mexico City and must fight next the mandatory contender.
• Srisaket Sor Rungvisai is the mandatory challenger.


FLYWEIGHT

Flyweight champion Julio César Martínez was fight official challenger McWilliams Arroyo, but withdrew due to illness. The promoters will try to reschedule the match.

ACTIVITY AFTER THE CONVENTION
• Julio Cesar Martinez defeated KO2 Moises Calleros – voluntary – October 23 in Mexico City.


LT. FLYWEIGHT

Light flyweight Kenshiro Teraji is awaiting a fight date. A final elimination fight will be ordered soon after analyzing the situation of the fighters, their countries and restrictions.

STRAWWEIGHT

Strawweight champion Wanheng Menayothin could fight a voluntary defense in September. A final elimination bout will be ordered reviewing the situation.

ACTIVITY AFTER THE CONVENTION
• Wanheng Menayothin vs. Panya Pradabsri in a voluntary defense on November 25 in Thailand.

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