Multiple Title Eliminators Ordered During WBC Convention

The WBC has issued several title eliminators for some of its world champions.

During the WBC Convention, the governing body has ordered multiple title eliminators to create new mandatory challengers for its world champions, starting with WBC super featherweight title. While champion Miguel Berchelt and mandatory challenger Miguel Roman are fighting in November, the WBC has ordered a title eliminator between Eduardo Hernandez and Francisco Vargas, the two highest-ranked super featherweights in the WBC after Roman.

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In the junior middleweight division where Jermell Charlo is the WBC champion, a title eliminator between Julian Williams and former world champion Erislandy Lara has been ordered. Lara has not fought since narrowly losing a unification fight to Jarrett Hurd back in April.

As for unified lightweight champion Mikey Garcia, who reportedly agreed to a deal with IBF mandatory challenger Richard Commey, the WBC ordered Garcia to fight WBC mandatory challenger Luke Campbell. In addition, the WBC has created a title eliminator between Javier Fortuna and Zaur Abdullaev, both ranked by the WBC in the top five at 135 pounds.

Perhaps the most interesting title eliminator is one that wasn't even formally announced. Although WBC junior welterweight champion Jose Ramirez has Josh Taylor as a mandatory challenger and Regis Prograis as the interim champion, both men are competing in the World Boxing Super Series.

That leaves Ramirez without a mandatory challenger available to fight him immediately, but the WBC does have a fight in mind: Adrien Broner vs. Jorge Linares. Linares recently returned to the ring on a Golden Boy card on Facebook where he won his junior welterweight debut. Broner has not fought since fighting Jessie Vargas to a draw back in April.

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