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 Last update:  2/18/2011       Read more by Jhonny Gonzalez            &
Marquez: WBC's Sanction of Alvarez-Hatton is Absurd
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By Jhonny Gonzalez

Former WBC champion and future hall-of-famer, Juan Manuel Marquez, is shaking his head at the the WBC's decision to sanction Saul Alvarez vs. Matthew Hatton for the vacant WBC 154-pound title. Their clash takes place on March 5 in California. Marquez is wondering how Alvarez became the manadatory contender without fighting other ranked fighters to gain the spot.

Marquez calls the fight a "violation of the WBC's rules" because Hatton is not ranked by the WBC at junior middleweight. He is ranked at "number five" at 147-pounds. Two fighters in the top six at 154, Ryan Rhodes and Vanes Martirosyan, claim the WBC never contacted them about fighting Alvarez for the title.

"They should give the championships to those who really deserve it, those who climbed the rankings. 'Canelo' Alvarez did not have any fights with any ranked junior middleweights and suddenly he's number one. Even more, I find it absurd that he's given a title shot against someone who is not even ranked...that violates the rules, because it's supposed be against the highest rated available contender," Marquez told Sal Rodriguez.

Tags: Juan Manuel Marquez , Saul Alvarez , Matthew Hatton , Alvarez vs Hatton , Alvarez-Hatton

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comment by jrosales13, on 02-19-2011
[QUOTE=Bastian Loc]Because you always use rankings and alphabet organizations to justify your arguments. "Alexander was highly ranked by so and so organization so that means he was a good fighter"... etc[/QUOTE] Well the ranking argument I use are not based by the alphabetical soup ranki...

comment by mushahadeen, on 02-19-2011
Drink piss.

comment by ksan, on 02-19-2011
[QUOTE=Iceta Lives]Somebody mentioned Angulo and yeah, I think Perro would chew Canelo's head off and piss on his red hair.[/QUOTE] WTF is going on with Angulo?, i hope he will be fighting in Mexico soon, i can't wait for Angulo vs Kirkland, now that will be a great fight for the WBC Super Welte...

comment by Buffalo, on 02-19-2011
[QUOTE=DrewWoodside]Yeah!! It's been so long since someone blasted these! I was beginning to forget JMM was suspect-[/QUOTE] Nothing suspect in those photos.................that mf'er is guilty

comment by ksan, on 02-19-2011
I can't belive Sulaiman is still justifying this fight and i find it funny that he mentions williams, angulo and margarito but he has never mentioned Ryan Rhodes or even Martirosyan fighters that are willing to fight for the Title right now and are ranked.

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