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Shaw: Denver Cuello To Get WBC Title Shot in June

by Ronnie Nathanielsz

WBC minimumweight mandatory challenger Denver Cuello will get his long-delayed shot at the world title in June.

That’s the word from American promoter Gary Shaw who spoke to BoxingScene.com/Manila Standard from Sydney, Australia where he is with Daniel Geale who fights Anthony Mundine for the IBF middleweight title tomorrow.

Shaw told us that he is working with Chinese promoter LuGang and talking to the people in Thailand about a title defense of Xiong Zhao Zhong in March in the United States but indicated he couldn’t provide details because “its still under negotiation.”

Pressed by the Standard as to what were the chances of  mandatory challenger Cuello fighting the champion, Shaw said “he will probably fight the champion right around June” which is the time frame given promoter Aljoe Jaro by WBC president Don Jose Sulaiman.

While Shaw didn’t release details of Zhong’s title defense, boxingscene.com quoted No.2 ranked Wanheng Menayothin’s manager Piyarat Wachirarattanawong who said "We have been informally approached by Gary but we have not yet discussed details."

He said Shaw “wants Wanheng to fight in the US but we have to look into details first."

Wanheng is undefeated with a record of 25-0 with 8 knockouts and is coming off a victory over Filipino journeyman Roilo Golez to retain his WBC international minimumweight title in Thailand last month.

The 30 year old Xiong won the vacant title  with a unanimous twelve round decision over Mexico’s  Javier Martinez Resendiz in Kunming, China last November 24 after Cuello’s manage granted Sulaiman’s request for the mandatory challenger to step aside for which he was paid $ 25,000.

The Thai manager of Menayothin said"If Wanheng beats Xiong, he must face Cuello in a mandatory fight" although he added “ it may be better to let Xiong take on Cuello first and then the winner meets Wanheng."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Hougigo on 01-22-2013

[QUOTE=SoggyLungs;12942315]they want zhong to have at least one successful defense of the title before cuello knocks him out..[/QUOTE] Not even because this Thai guy can probably beat him. Zhong is pretty crap

Comment by komandante on 01-22-2013

It's very obvious WBC doesn't want to give the Filipino a fair chance. Sulaiman is a scumbag that connives with Chinese officials. They know all fighters in that weight division has no chance against Cuello. :Flush::boxing:

Comment by Bermuda on 01-22-2013

[QUOTE=hougigo;12942268]Ha, how many times have they said that? So stupid, you're giving a voluntary defense to the number 2? Wtf.....[/QUOTE] they want zhong to have at least one successful defense of the title before cuello knocks him out..

Comment by Hougigo on 01-22-2013

Ha, how many times have they said that? So stupid, you're giving a voluntary defense to the number 2? Wtf.....

Comment by nycsmooth on 01-22-2013

doubt this goes on in June, max 90 days after Zhongs bout, if he wins, Zhong is not a B class boxer, IMO , but I know nothing of the Thai. If the Thai wins Denver is out in the…

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