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Sulaiman: Danny Garcia Better Decide Between WBC, WBA

by David P. Greisman

When Amir Khan and Danny Garcia met in the ring two months ago, their fight was a unification bout, with Garcia holding the World Boxing Council’s junior welterweight title and Khan having been reinstated as the World Boxing Association’s beltholder due to Lamont Peterson’s positive test for synthetic testosterone.

At the time, WBC President Jose Sulaiman said any unification wouldn’t last for long, as the WBC has not recently allowed for its world title to be held alongside other sanctioning bodies’ belts.

Garcia went on to beat Khan via technical knockout. Yet Garcia, about two months later, is still listed as both the WBC and WBA’s 140-pound titleholder.

Sulaiman told BoxingScene.com on Monday that there’s no specific deadline for Garcia to decide which belt he’ll keep — but that such a decision must be made.

“We were not aware that Garcia was holding the WBA belt also, as the approval by
the WBC was conditioned to the irrevocable decision by the winner to decide which of the two belts he would exclusively keep,” Sulaiman wrote via email. “We understood that he had kept only his WBC belt. If he has not done it, he better do it, as we would withdraw recognition of his title if he doesn't.

“We are contacting him through his exclusive promoter, Golden Boy. If he is keeping his other belt, he will not keep ours.”

David P. Greisman is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. Follow David on Twitter @fightingwords2 or send questions/comments via email at [email protected]

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by kiaba360 on 09-11-2012

Somebody remove this oompa loompa troll from boxing. He seems so damn oblivious, "I didn't know Garcia/Ward had the WBA belt," isn't it your job to know? SOO f[B]uc[/B]kin stupid

Comment by pedrito on 09-11-2012

Sulaiman: Please go and die. A boxing fan.

Comment by Mick Higgs on 09-11-2012

I used to have respect for the WBC, but Jose Suliman's distroyed that by playing God with world boxing.

Comment by iniduoh on 09-11-2012

Boxers, themselves, need to take the initiative to form an international boxing union. It's the only way boxers can gain control over the sport. And eliminate all these unnecessary sanctioning bodies.

Comment by PinoyNation on 09-10-2012

He shouldn't drop it without putting up a stink. Draw attention to this in the media! That will put pressure on Sulaiman and will hopefully make him think twice about doing this.

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