By Jhonny Gonzalez
To clarify some misinformation being circulated, members of Noe Gonzalez Alcoba's team have advised BoxingScene.com that their boxer is the mandatory challenger to the WBC super middleweight title currently held by Carl Froch. Alcoba (26-1, 18KOs) captured the WBC's silver title last month in Uruguay with a three round stoppage of Gustavo Magallanes.
The only loss suffered by Alcoba was to current WBA 160-pound champion Felix Sturm in 2007. The native of Uruguay has gone 12-0, 11KOs since the loss. Alcoba will have to sit back and wait for his shot. Froch is involved in the Super Six tournament. He defends against Glen Johnson on May 21 and the winner will move forward to the final bout of the Super Six.
Mikkel Kessler could upstage Alcoba's plan. The WBC appointed Kessler as the "Emeritus Champion." Per the WBC's President Jose Sulaiman, Kessler could use his status to exercise the option of an immediate title shot.