Canelo is Being Pressured To Pick One Title Belt

By Jose Luis Camarillo,

The World Boxing Council, which last year adapted the policy of not allowing their champions to hold titles from a rival sanctioning body, appears to be placing some pressure on WBC/WBA junior middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (42-0-1, 30KOs) to give up one of his titles.

Edison Reynoso, Director of Canelo Promotions and part of the boxer's management, denied the circulating rumors that Canelo vacated his WBC title. The rumors began when the WBA announced that Canelo would be traveling to Panama to pick up his championship. The boxer, Edison and Chepo Reynoso will travel to Panama on Tuesday to officially receive the title which Canelo captured from Austin Trout in April.

"Canelo has not waived [his title]. Why would we do that? The World Boxing Council has supported Saul since he won the junior middleweight championship, the silver and other regional titles of this organization. Saul's entire career has been connected to the WBC title. What happens next [regarding the titles], we will determine after evaluating the situation. [The WBC] has always supported the Mexicans boxers, regardless of whether it is Canelo or someone else. Equally, the WBA supports Venezuelans and the WBO supports Puerto Ricans. Naturally each agency provides support to fighters within their own country, and only those that are very good become champions," Reynoso said.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by STREET CLEANER on 05-26-2013

[QUOTE=PUK_MY_DANG_34;13412964]What the ****? How the hell does that make any sense at all? ****ing dirty bastards.[/QUOTE] Vanes is all the way down on the list and Gonzalez is higher. This organization is really a joke

Comment by flint on 05-25-2013

its another way to help alva-red to duck lara for the 5th time.

Comment by pbftxrs316 on 05-25-2013

this is nonsense---I don't blame Floyd for fighting chsmpions without going for their belts and not paying sanctioning fees....these organizations are full of it...fight for the money and glory...belts only collect dust....I hate to agree with him....these titles use to…

Comment by nycsmooth on 05-25-2013

doesn't matter, he'll still continue 2 avoid the best @ 154, like a heaked Kirk, Vanes & most of all , Lara...let him go2 '47 & box Floyd...

Comment by CAMPER on 05-25-2013

Typical BS from the crooked a$$ WBC. Hope Cinnamon just ignores them like Garcia has done. :lol1:

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