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Dirrell-Sjekloca For WBC Title, Ward is Champion in Recess

By Osman Rodriguez

According to the World Boxing Council, their Board of Governors voted to approve making WBC super middleweight world champion Andre Ward (25-0, 13KOs) the “Champion in Recess” until he recovers from a broken hand and is ready to resume his career.

The Board of Governors has also sanctioned a fight between No. 1 ranked Anthony Dirrell (24-0, 21KOs) and No. 3 ranked Nikola Sjekloca (24-0, 7KOs) for the WBC super middleweight world championship.

Dirrell was the mandatory challenger, but Ward had little to no interest in the fight for monetary reasons. Sjekloca's biggest win came against Khoren Gevor last July.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by KTFO on 04-27-2012

[QUOTE=Hayehammer;12046485]I knew ward wouldnt fight anthony dirrell! Hes a real threat to him thats why![/QUOTE] Ward has beaten Kessler, Green, Bika, Abraham, Froch all in a row. I highly doubt he's worried about facing Dirrell. He has gone through a…

Comment by larry GGG on 04-27-2012

who didnt see this coming?

Comment by KTFO on 04-27-2012

I guess we'll add this to the WBC's history of stripping the legitimate champ. 1) Sergio gets stripped for JCC Jr vs Zbik. 2) Bradley gets stripped for Morales vs Cano. 3) Nishioka gets stripped for Mares vs Morel. 4)…

Comment by CAMPER on 04-26-2012

Sulamein at his typical BS again! Idk why these big names don't just boycott this corrupt [B]F[/B]ucks!

Comment by LA_2_Vegas on 04-26-2012

[QUOTE=DoktorSleepless;12048096]What's of ironic about this is that this is actually the one time where's it's acceptable to have an extra belt. This is exactly why the interim belts are for. If Ward is injured, you don't strip him. You're supposed…

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