Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Cuello's Manager Continues To Pressure WBC For Shot

ALJOE JARO STANDS FIRM ON CUELLO’S MANDATORY TITLE SHOT/Ronnie Nathanielsz

The promoter, manager and trainer of WBC minimumweight silver champion Denver Cuello is standing firm on his demand that the World Boxing Council, headed by Don Jose Sulaiman, abides by its commitment to give the hard-hitting Filipino southpaw a mandatory title shot against newly-crowned champion Xiong Zhao Zhong of China.

Zhong won the vacant title in a clash with Javier Martinez Resendiz of Mexico in Kunming, China last November 24 after Aljoe Jaro agreed to step aside for $25,000 at the request of Sulaiman who was keen on capturing the vast Chinese market..

There were reports that the Chinese promoter of Zhong, Lui Gang, was willing to put up a step aside fee of $100,000 for Cuello to allow Zhong one voluntary title defense  which was being planned with American promoter Gary Shaw in Las Vegas and that Cuello would be featured on the undercard.

However, Aljoe Jaro told BoxingScene.com/Manila Standard “I don’t want a step aside fee no matter how big. We want the green and gold belt” of the WBC.

Aljoe Jaro earlier told us that Cuello, who won a title eliminator with a smashing 2nd round TKO of Ganigan Lopez, has waited two years for a title shot and is not prepared to wait any longer.

Sulaiman attempted to defend the action of the WBC board of governors claiming that when the issue of a voluntary defense was raised at the recent WBC Convention in Cancun there were no objections from the Filipinos in attendance even as he claimed that Aljoe Jaro had already left to watch the Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez fight in Las Vegas when the request was made and approved.

However, Aljoe Jaro vehemently denied the claim stating that he had informed Sulaiman’s son, executive secretary Mauricio Sulaiman, that he wanted the mandatory title fight to go ahead.

The fiery Jaro said the issue was moot and academic since Cuello had won a title eliminator and had been guaranteed a title shot at the winner of the Zhong – Martinez clash for the vacant title.

has threatened to sue Sulaiman and the WBC for a breach of a contractual commitment even as he told us Mauricio Sulaiman had informed him that Don Jose wanted to talk to him.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Epie2 on 12-29-2012

Take the set aside fee and set aside the WBC. There are 3 other somewhat credible sanctioning body titles to vie for.

Comment by nycsmooth on 12-28-2012

the WBC is trying 2 get firmly established in China, even w/a nothing special Zhong...Cuello should take the $$,as @ this weight its a fortune...a shame as Cuello can't buy a title shot & there's protected pretenders likw Alvarez that…

Comment by Hougigo on 12-28-2012

Or keep having them pay you step aside fees. [B]s[/B]hit, 100,000 to not fight? Take it, the WBC will screw you over no matter what, so you might as well get something out of it.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (3)
Top Headlines Bermane Stiverne: All The Pressure is on Povetkin, I Will KO Him! Dereck Chisora Throws Table At Whyte During Presser Trainer: Biggest Fight For Charlo At 154 (Canelo) Won't Happen Crawford's Trainer: We Won't Get Pacquiao If It’s Up to Roach Andy Ruiz: I Will Die Trying To Beat Joseph Parker For That Belt! Joshua: I'm The Guy Who Should Beat Klitschko - I'll Prove It! Video: Dillian Whyte Shreds "D*ck" Dereck Chisora, Vows KO Win George Groves vs. Fedor Chudinov For Vacant WBA Title Ordered Eddie Hearn Reacts To Rumors That Kell Brook is Jumping Ship Froch Laughs at Critics Who Say He "Ducked" Golovkin Fight Photo: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in Top Form, On Weight For Return Jermall Charlo says Julian Williams match is Jones-Hopkins reprise De La Hoya: After That Win, Saunders' Offer For Canelo Cut in Half! Photos: Terence Crawford Gets in Fight Week Work For Molina Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Orlando Salido Rematch in March? Verdejo to Face Southpaw TBA In 2/3 Return to Prep for Flanagan Joshua: If David Haye Beats Bellew, I'm Fine With Fighting Him! Sergey Lipinets Hopes Win Over Lenny Z Leads To a Title Shot Photos: Britsch Hits Mexico For War With Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Photos: Ray Beltran Hits Omaha For Mason Menard Clash Jacobs' Trainer: We're Ready To Take Gennady Golovkin's Belts Photos: Anthony Joshua, Eric Molina Hold Open Workouts Joe Smith Jr.: I'll Finish Off What Kovalev Started, KO Hopkins Bellew To Haye: Forget Joshua, You Are Getting Knocked Out! Klitschko vs. Joshua: Wladimir Embraces 80,000 at Wembley Lucian Bute vs. Eleider Alvarez Set For February 25, Quebec Holyfield, Barrera, Tapia Officially Announced For IBHOF Class Shakur Stevenson To Be Managed By James Prince, Andre Ward Antonio Vargas Making Pro Moves, Inks Managerial Deal Photos: Erik Skoglund, Timy Shala - Face To Face at Final Presser Abner Mares Addresses His 15-Month Layoff Entering Cuellar Fight Ellerbe Confident: On Jan. 14 We Come Back With Three Titles! Trainer: Lara Wants Bigger Fights, But Must Take Care of Family Wilder: Molina Might Be 'Bipolar,' But Has Heart to Upset Joshua Chisora, Whyte - Both Promise a Vicious Knockout Ending Tommy Ward, Super-Bantamweight, Inks Frank Warren Deal Haye: Right Now, I'd Knock Anthony Joshua Out in Three Rounds! Blackledge: Callum Smith Won't Make it To DeGale-Jack Winner Photos: Bernard Hopkins Clowns Media With 'Old Man' Disguise UFC Prez Makes it Clear That NO Approval For McGregor Boxing!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement