WBC withdraws sanction of Briedis-Glowacki

Only the WBO world title will be on the line when Mairis Briedis and Krzysztof Glowacki meet in the WBSS cruiserweight semi-final tonight at the Arena Riga in Riga, Latvia. WBC President announced via social media that the vacant WBC belt is no longer in play.

Mauricio Sulaiman: 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.

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  • The WBC has some paper titles and champions floating around out there. And I’m not talking about Silver and Bronze titles. Talking about some of the champions holding the actual belts. The WBC has vacated belts at 135 and Cruiserweight. At 140 and 168, Jose Ramirez and Anthony Dirrell are pretty beatable. From 147 to 160, and heavyweight, you’ve got guys who either lost their title in a fight they really won (Charlo and GGG) winning fight, or in reality won the title but lost the decision (Ugas and Fury). The champions from 147 to 160 should be Ugas, Charlo, and GGG. But different guys are standing around claiming to be legit champions right now. At least Ugas gets a WBC eliminator, and lets hope that the WBC champion at 147 now moves up to 154 instead, because Ugas got robbed once, will likely get robbed again. (Would like to see Jose Ramirez vs Yordenis Ugas). And Charlo has to wait forever to get a rematch at 154 against whoever the WBC champion is up at 154 right now (due to injury). And lets not forget the fight between Tyson Fury and Schwarz should be for the WBC heavyweight crown. All in all, I still prefer the WBC over the WBA when it comes to championship fights televised. But we will see if Pacquiao makes up for it against Thurman, after defending against totally undeserving Broner, who gets title fights based on a personality factor (at least you can say, what did Broner do in his last 6 fights before the Pacquiao fight to get that fight?).

    • GGG lost the second fight and lost because he is a dumb that couldn’t realize that he needed to close strong the last two rounds and having the power to do it he chose to fight like a madonna.

  • “the integrity of our institution (WBC)? Sulaiman and these other self-serving sanctioning clowns should disappear back into the nearest sewer.

  • First the two fighters were not even in the WBC ratings. But then Sulaiman does not even say what those infringements, or abuse against the WBC was. Just like his father unfortunately, such a hypocrite.

  • I guess Sulaymaniyah demanded more than he was paid. Why are their high sanctioning fees anyway? Never cared for the organizations. Those boxing orgs needs to be more transparent on how their money is earned and spent. The ones who should build the sport (*sanctioning bodies and promoters) are ruining the sport, imo.

  • WBC is an organization with 56 years of history that has united the world of boxing. Probably WBC is not perfect, indeed it certainly is not. But it is certain that he has improved a lot in our Sport. If even MAURICIO SULAIMAN takes off from the WBSS competition, it means that the rot touches with his hand, so no longer sustainable.

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