Report and photos by Pepe Rodriguez/WBC
During Monday's meeting between the World Boxing Council (WBC), World Boxing Association (WBA) and International Boxing Federation (IBF), their leaders reached agreements to benefit the sport.
At the meeting, which was held in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico - Mauricio Sulaiman Saldivar (WBC), Gilberto Jesus Mendoza (WBA) and Darryl Peoples (IBF) met face to face.
Among the agreements reached, is that a tournament is expected to find a single division world champion, in order for fans to recognize a single champion by 2016.
Rules pertaining to the official weigh-in was another fundamental point; WBC rules applied pre-weighins 30 days, one week and one day before the fights, and it is expected that all boxing bodies will adopt this rule to benefit the fighters.
The three entities also agreed for a stricter anti-doping tests, the use of certificated gloves and total respect to ranked fighters.
Sulaiman, Mendoza and Peoples will discuss these topics with their respective board of governors and will meet again on September 24 in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, to discuss these important issues.