WBC Withdraws Glowacki-Briedis Sanction
UPDATE: A report from BoxingScene states the WBC’s sanctioning withdraw stems from a disagreement with the WBO over officials for the bout.
Some 12 hours prior to Krysztof Glowacki and Mairis Briedis making their way to the ring for their World Boxing Super Series semifinal bout in Latvia, one cruiserweight title has been removed from the occasion.
In a statement from WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman, the organization has announced it will not sanction the bout. The statement did provide many details but ultimately placed blame on the WBSS and its organizers.
The full statement can be read below:
WBC withdraws it’s sanctioning of the Briedis vs Glowacki fight. The administrators of the World Boxing Super Series tournament have failed to maintain the integrity of the bout, and have disregarded the WBC rules and regulations. The WBC strongly rejects the unfortunate discrimination and abuse of power that has been directed against the integrity of our institution. The WBC will evaluate its continuing participation in the remaining WBSS bouts in Season II, and will announce its decision soon.
The WBO title, held by Glowacki, will remain on the line.
The bout was originally scheduled to only be an interim cruiserweight title fight but Glowacki was promoted to full-time WBO world champion and the WBC cruiserweight title was vacated after Oleksandr Usyk’s jump to heavyweight.
The winner of this fight will move on to the finals to face the winner of Andrew Tabiti and Yunier Dorticos, a fight which takes place right before Glowacki vs. Briedis on the same card.
Original Story: Boxing Scene