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WBC Explain Vanes vs Lara Ruling For Canelo Shot

By Rick Reeno

BoxingScene.com has been advised that Cuban junior middleweight Erislandy Lara (16-1-1, 11KOs) is ready and willing to fight Vanes Martirosyan (32-0, 20KOs) as soon as possible. The WBC has officially ordered a final eliminator between Lara and Vanes, with the winner becoming the mandatory challenger to the title currently held by Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (39-0-1, 29KOs), who defends his belt at the MGM Grand on May 5th against former three division champion "Sugar" Shane Mosley.

However, both Vanes and his promoter, Top Rank, are not happy with the WBC's recent ruling. Vanes firmly believes that he already earned his shot by going through several eliminators, including last June's fight against Saul Roman - which earned Vanes the WBC's silver title.

But, the WBC advised BoxingScene that Vanes-Roman was a "semi-eliminator" and the victor was supposed to fight the winner of March's "other semi-eliminator" between James Kirkland and Carlos Molina. Kirkland won the other half of the puzzle, but suffered a right shoulder injury during the contest and early this month he underwent successful arthroscopic surgery to repair two tears in his shoulder.

Because Kirkland [ranked at 2] is unavailable, the WBC ordered Vanes [ranked at 1] to fight Lara [ranked at 3].

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by bose on 04-25-2012

canelo should have to defend against both of them and molina

Comment by the_ilest on 04-25-2012

Lara would smoke Vanes.

Comment by garfios on 04-25-2012

[QUOTE=ELPERRO;12040836]Well...this is my point... Canelo sells out arenas in mexico and the U.S, He has a country behind him, Gets mad ratings when he fights, Dude is a superstar. Vanes has no fan base, never headlined a meaningful fight card,…

Comment by ELPERRO on 04-25-2012

[QUOTE=jsfd26;12040108]Your post was fine up till this point then you just sh1tted all over yourself with it. Being a superstar does not make him a champion and he got that belt via gift so if you ask me Canelo HAS…

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 04-24-2012

[QUOTE=ELPERRO;12040075]Rhodes never fought an Eliminator, he had just been the WBC international champ and held a top 10 ranking in the WBC for a while. They went down the list and Rhodes was the highest ranked fighter available to fight…

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