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Sulaiman Approves Mayweather-Canelo, Picks Decision

By Miguel Rivera

Jose Sulaiman, president of the World Boxing Council (WBC), has approved the junior middleweight fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26KOs) and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (42-0-1, 30KOs), taking place on September 14th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Sulaiman had recently been pressuring Canelo to drop his WBA title - or face the possibillity of losing his WBC title. 

Last year the WBC started a rule where their champions were unable to represent a rival sanctioning body. The WBC approves unification encounters, but the winner has to vacate one of the titles in fifteen days. Canelo unified the two titles in April when he decisioned Austin Trout - and since that victory the Mexican superstar has refused to drop either belt.

"Both fighters are loyal to the council, and have always fought for championships that support our organization and September 14th at the Garden Arena in the MGM Grand is no exception," he concluded.

When pressed for a winner, Sulaiman refused to take sides - but he doesn't expect a knockout ending.

"I do not think the fight will be decided by a knockout. I think it will go to a decision. Both fighters have the ability to survive, adjust and hit hard - but neither has an overwhelming punch and because of their styles I see a twelve round fight. Saul Alvarez is a great champion, improves in every fight, uses his distance well, throws very precise combinations that hurt - so I see a very tough fight for both," Sulaiman said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Public_Enemy on 06-13-2013

[QUOTE=.:: JSFD26 ::.;13468459]I like how they dropped Guerrero so far down but promote Khan and whoever else they got on that bs list. Btw what happened to Canelo must drop one of the belts or Canelo must fight Lara/Angulo winner?…

Comment by SnakeVen0m on 06-13-2013

[QUOTE=mathed;13468462]Looks like Khan should be fighting Abregu to me.....[/QUOTE] Good fight, I got Abregu by decapitation.

Comment by ramblingalp on 06-13-2013

The WBC has been a self-serving disgrace to the sport of boxing from the day Sulaiman took over as president. Agreed, their ratings are laughable.

Comment by Pretty Boy Greg on 06-13-2013

Didn't be say last week that Canelo stood no chance a d was going to be knocked out? This guy is a POS... Screw the belts

Comment by mike gonzalez on 06-12-2013

[QUOTE=285Kid;13468441]Jose Sulaiman is a clown look at his new ranking this week [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/80ejOuU.jpg[/IMG] Khan ranked #2 WBC at 147, Mosley #5, Cano #12 LOL[/QUOTE]Shane is only fighting for a check. Ranked #5 what a joke.

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