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Wlodarczyk Could Vacate His Crown Over WBC's Order

By Luke Furman

Krzysztof Wlodarczyk (46-2-1, 3KOs) may vacate his WBC cruiserweight champion after the World Boxing Council issued an ordered last week, which mandated an immediate rematch with Francisco Palacios of Puerto Rico. The Polish champion defeated Palacios earlier this year by way of split decision. Wlodarczyk recently scored an eye-catching knockout over Australian star Danny Green, and now there are several lucrative opportunities at his feet - including a possible fight with IBO king Antonio Tarver.

“The WBC is pressuring us to fight against Francisco Palacios,” promoter Andrzej Wasilewski told the Polish press. “We would prefer fights with a lot stronger boxers. If the federation forces us into the fight, it's not ruled out that we'll decide to relinquish the belt. This is all because we have a lot more interesting and more lucrative proposals.”

Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Kannabis Kid on 12-19-2011

If thats the case then Palacios should just go after the vacant WBO belt that Huck is going to give up to fight Povetkin. It shouldnt be too hard considering hes Puerto Rican, and they are in charge of that…

Comment by Spray_resistant on 12-19-2011

[QUOTE=Kannabis Kid;11580744]Damn I wonder why Calderon never gave Cazares a rematch after 2 controversial fights in his hometown. All jokes aside, I never seen this fight so I cant declare if its [B]a robbery like them ricans claim,[/B] but from…

Comment by Kannabis Kid on 12-19-2011

Damn I wonder why Calderon never gave Cazares a rematch after 2 controversial fights in his hometown. All jokes aside, I never seen this fight so I cant declare if its a robbery like them ricans claim, but from a…

Comment by ChampBox@PR on 12-19-2011

Woldarcyk, got a gift descicion in his hometown, he barelt won a round vs Palacios!! What a b*tch!!!

Comment by Spray_resistant on 12-19-2011

Palacios was robbed and should be champ, no need to rematch someone he clearly beat for some worthless paper title.

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