WBC Will Vote On Charlo-Canelo Mandatory

In an interview, WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman confirmed that a mandatory challenger for Canelo Alvarez may be enforced at their next convention.

After only two fights as a middleweight, Jermall Charlo became the interim WBC middleweight champion following a two-round destruction of Hugo Centeno in April.

Now with Alvarez winning back the title he relinquished in 2015, questions arise regarding who Alvarez will face after his majority decision win over Gennady Golovkin on September 15th.

Sulaiman confirmed that a decision on a potential Alvarez-Charlo mandatory will be decided during the WBC Convention convenes on September 30th in the Ukraine.



“The WBC has informed the camps and it has been clear and public that Charlo, who is the mandatory contender, had accepted to have the (first) fight Canelo-Triple G and then he accepted to have the rematch that is why we ordered an interim title because the WBC demanded to support an (immediate) rematch (of Alvarez-Golovkin),” Sulaiman told Boxing Scene.

“So, Charlo won an interim title and he accepted the May 5th fight and again accepted after the postponement, so he has been very patient and very lenient. He understands the greatness of this this fight and I am confident that everything will be okay.”

Initial Report: Boxing Scene

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