WBC To Address Lightweight Title Situation Soon

The WBC could soon come to a decision when it comes to its lightweight title situation.

Mikey Garcia, the current lightweight champion, is coming off a loss to IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. on March 16, but has still not made a decision on whether or not to go back to lightweight. Garcia is currently deciding on which weight class to fight next at.

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But regardless of what decision is made, the WBC will have to make an announcement regarding Luke Campbell, the mandatory challenger to the lightweight title. WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman spoke to Sky Sports Boxing and was asked what is the latest regarding the Garcia-Campbell situation. Sulaiman stated that he will meet with Garcia in a couple of weeks to address the matter.

"Mikey Garcia just got a very difficult fight in the welterweight division," Sulaiman said. "We're going to reach out to Mikey to confirm what's going to be his status, and then we will be addressing the mandatory situation."

When asked if he knows there is a possibility of Garcia vacating his lightweight title anytime soon, Sulaiman simply responded by saying, "I don't know, it's tough." Garcia has held the WBC title since January 2017, but has made just one title defense which was a title unification with then-IBF champion Robert Easter Jr. in July 2018.

In the meantime, Campbell stayed busy in the ring, fighting on March 15 on a Matchroom Boxing USA card from Philadelphia. Campbell dominated Adrian Yung, stopping him in the fifth round of their fight that was streamed on DAZN in the United States.

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