Originally Posted by Khmelnytsky
No Pulev is the IBF #1 and the Adamek/Cunningham winner fights him in a final IBF eliminator. The others are in a WBC mess
But Mitchell is rematching Banks now. Arreola vs Stiverne was always billed, for over a year now, as a WBC eliminator. Then it was changed to a WBC semi-eliminator before Mitchell/Banks with the winners supposed to fight eachother but with their rematch that eliminator status for Banks has seemed to disappear and now there are two fights being billed as WBC eliminator's Arreola vs Stiverne and Fury vs Johnson. We'll have to wait for them to clarify this mess.
i'm baffled by mitchell being able to have a rematch clause in his contract in an eliminator & for his regional belt he lost. this was an eliminator so the loser should drop in the pecking order & not be able to invoke a rematch clause until the fighter who beat him has had his opportunity. if i was banks i'd try & have that fight put off until he's fought in his final eliminator.