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WBC, IBF, WBA Agree on Topics, Set Second Meeting

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.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by soul_survivor on 06-24-2014

[QUOTE=Koba-Grozny;14692419]Whoops - posted on this above - cept I put down IBO instad of WBO. I think a little EDIT might be necessary. Also whilst I agree in principal that the highest paid superstars can't be [I]made[/I] to fight each…

Comment by typeone on 06-24-2014

If this is true this is great news for boxing! There can only be one true champion in each weight class. Exciting times ahead :)

Comment by FeFist on 06-24-2014

[QUOTE=SlySlickSmooth;14692989]So what happens after the tournament and the champ is gone? Do the belts just redivide? They can't just continue to wait for fresh champions for a tournament. They need to consistently match champions against other champions. You don't deserve…

Comment by ronanknox on 06-24-2014

[QUOTE=Koba-Grozny;14692278]This is very important and significant news - aiming to have a unified champion in each division by 2016 is very ambitious but also great for the sport - what I am curious about is why the WBO are not…

Comment by ronanknox on 06-24-2014

The wbo were invited to the meeting but declined for whatever reason

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