Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Sulaiman on Aydin-Guerrero for Interim Belt, Mayweather

By Rick Reeno

The World Boxing Council's Secretary General, Mauricio Sulaiman, spoke with BoxingScene.com to explain the situation surrounding the WBC welterweight title and the championship status of the current beltholder, Floyd Mayweather Jr. (42-0, 26KOs).

Citing WBC President Jose Sulaiman, numerous outlets in Mexico reported that Mayweather was going to get stripped of his WBC title, because the unbeaten is moving up to 154-pounds to fight Miguel Cotto for the WBA championship on May 5th, and because Mayweather will then begin an 87-day prison sentence for a domestic abuse charge.

Mauricio tells BoxingScene the reports in Mexico are inaccurate. There was "miscommunication" between Jose and some of the reporters, says Mauricio.

"There was miscommunication. Floyd Mayweather holds a record for winning the most WBC titles in five weight divisions. Mayweather has an eleven year history with the WBC. He is the most loyal fighter and we are in full support of him and his career," Mauricio told BoxingScene.com.

On July 28th in San Jose, California - Selcuk Aydin (23-0, 17KOs) and Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero (29-1-1, 18KOs) will battle for the WBC's interim-title at 147-pounds.

The interim-title is rarely used by the WBC. In this particular situation, the WBC felt the interim-title was necessary. Aydin, who won the WBC's silver title in June 2010, has been waiting for nearly two years to get a crack at the full championship. Because Aydin has been waiting, patiently, the WBC approved the interim-title for his fight with Guerrero.

"The WBC's concept of interim-titles is still in the rules. The interim-title was created many, many years ago and specifically for situations like this one. The reason [we rarely use] the interim concept, is because it was abused tremendously - especially by other organizations and it created so much confusion all over the world with the boxing fans. We do still have in our rules the possibility of accepting the interim championship. It will only be done in very, very special circumstances like this one," Mauricio said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MJ406 on 03-20-2012

[QUOTE=JoeWbbmest311;11888898]Then what the F is the silver belt?[/QUOTE] I thought the Silver Title was the WBC's replacement for interim belts. winning a Silver Title makes you mandatory challenger .... as both Saul Alvarez and Julio Chavez Jr picked up WBC…

Comment by Hougigo on 03-14-2012

If Mayweather gets stripped, this will probably be for the full title.

Comment by nycsmooth on 03-14-2012

Aydin's over-rated, not a mini-tyson as he claims & vs JoJo he got a gift the 1st bout, but clearly 1 the 2nd..Guerrero to win, even going up 2 WW...

Comment by RlCKY on 03-14-2012

Then what the F is the silver belt?? "There was miscommunication. Floyd Mayweather holds a record for winning the most WBC titles in five weight divisions. Mayweather has an eleven year history with the WBC. [B]He is the most loyal…

Comment by flint on 03-14-2012

the special circumstances are the WBC will get a nice piece of pay check from mayweather to keep his 147lbs belt and another nice piece of pay check should the mayweather vs pacquiao fight happen. thats all thats going on…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (11)
Top Headlines Mayweather, Klitschko, Ward, Jones Create 2022 HOF Debate Rigondeaux's Coach: Now Lomachenko Can Prove His True Worth! Beterbiev vs. Koelling: Vacant IBF Title Likely To Be at Stake Video: Jim Lampley Talks Canelo-Golovkin, Andre Ward, More Video: Roy Jones Jr. Discusses The Retirement of Andre Ward Linares: The Draw Was Best Decision For Canelo vs. Golovkin Joseph Parker May Defend in Japan, Against Kyotaro Fujimoto? Campbell Reveals His Father Passed in Lead-Up To Linares Bout Daniel Jacobs Clarifies Role of Al Haymon in Eddie Hearn Union Nico Hernandez, Tramaine Williams, Zhilei Zhang Get Big Wins Parker: I Can Bring Out The Weaknesses in Anthony Joshua! Jack Culcay To Make U.S. Debut on Gassiev vs. Wlodarczyk Fury Camp Believe 'Dark Forces' Are Root Cause of Parker Scores Wilberth Lopez Shocks Jose Roman, Ends His Win Streak Frampton: Frank Warren Deal is Best Chance To Get Massive Fights Rakhim Chakhkiev, 34, Announces Retirement From Boxing Photos: Yunier Dorticos Crushes Dmitry Kudryashov in Two Photos: Jorge Linares Drops, Beats a Very Game Luke Campbell Hearn Reveals Big Plans For U.S. Market, Being a Force on HBO HBO's Lampley Explains: Golovkin is Slipping, He's Deteriorating Photos: Joseph Parker Retains, Majority Nod Over Hughie Fury Jorge Linares: I Would Like To Fight Mikey Garcia Next! Kautondokwa Ready To Send Saunders To Sleep in December Video: Eddie Hearn on Signing Daniel Jacobs, Expanding To U.S. Luke Campbell: I Outclassed Linares, I Landed The Clean Shots! Golden Boy Prez: Canelo-GGG II in Talks, Could Happen in May Video: Daniel Jacobs Discusses HBO Deal, Canelo-Golovkin Daniel Jacobs vs. Luis Arias, Jarrell Miller vs. TBA on November 11 Dorticos: Once I Landed, I Knew it Was Over - I Want Gassiev! Jorge Linares Drops Luke Campbell, Wins Split Decision Dorticos Smashes Kudryashov With Brutal KO in Two Rounds Jorge Linares vs. Luke Campbell - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Daniel Jacobs: I'm Truly Excited To Join HBO and Matchroom! Romero Duno, Abraham Lopez Get Wins on Linares-Campbell Keith Tapia Drops, Decisions Lateef Kayode in WBSS Reserve Bout Nonito Donaire Dominates Ruben Hernandez, Wins WBC Silver Fury's Promoter: Decision For Parker Was "Absolutely Disgusting" Daniel Jacobs Signs Multi-Fight Agreements With HBO, Eddie Hearn Joseph Parker Retains, Wins Majority Decision Over Hughie Fury Carl Frampton To Sign Deal With Frank Warren?
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement