WBC, IBF and WBA Presidents To Meet in Mexico

By Miguel Rivera,

Contrary to hasty reports, three sanctioning body presidents are going to meet from June 22-23 in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico. This congregation had been cooking for days, but with much discretion and secrecy. There is still no official press release to the boxing world.

So far, we understand that this summit will be attended by the president of the World Boxing Council (WBC), Mauricio Sulaiman, President of the World Boxing Association (WBA), Gilberto Mendoza and the IBF president Daryl Peoples. Also, the executive vice president of the WBA, Gilberto Jesus Mendoza, is reportedly going to be present.

The president of the World Boxing Organization (WBO), Francisco "Paco" Valcarcel, is not able to attend due to prior personal commitments.
There is not yet a full agenda, but this gathering, informal nature, serve as a framework to strengthen ties between the leaders of international boxing and lay the groundwork for unification of criteria in the future. In addition, the issue of recognition of the unique world champion touched.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by bigjavi973 on 06-14-2014

What they need to do is just control the rankings and order mandatory fights or be stripped. Amir khan is currently ranked #1 for floyds wbc and #3 for his wba. Keith thurman however is the number 1 ranked for…

Comment by Rockin' on 06-14-2014

What these governing bodies don't realize is that if everybody worked together, for a common goal, than the sport could flourish on a world scale and everybody would be making money. But who looks over the sport if this 'New…

Comment by pimpgoz on 06-14-2014

Are they going to talk about how they can Punish Adrien Broner more.

Comment by hamada44 on 06-13-2014

Whoever said the IBF have the most integrity is having a laugh. They order mandatorys I give them that but they didn't strip peterson when he tested positive. They let sam soliman challenge for the belt when he tested positive…

Comment by dblaze9 on 06-13-2014

This is how you can end the boxing cold war between networks and promotional companies! If these sanctioning bodies can make other champs their mandatory challengers or rank people similarly, then everyone is going to have to fight or get…

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