Team Aydin Realize WBC's Order Won't Bag Mayweather

By Rick Reeno

Promoter Ahmet Oner of Arena Box Promotions is not exactly placing his faith on a recently issued order from the World Boxing Council. Oner's fighter, Selcuk Aydin (23-0, 17KOs), is the WBC's silver champion and the mandatory challenger to full beltholder Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Aydin won a WBC title eliminator in July of 2009. He then won the silver title, which the WBC considers their interim-belt, in June of 2010 with a twelve round split decision over Jo Jo Dan. Last month, he fought Dan in a rematch ordered by the WBC. He broke Dan's jaw and dropped him twice before winning a twelve round decision.

At the WBC convention in Las Vegas, the sanctioning body issued an order that requires Mayweather to defend his title against Aydin - if Mayweather is unable to finalize a deal to fight Manny Pacquiao on May 5th.

Oner is well aware that an order from the WBC means absolutely nothing to Mayweather. If a deal to fight Pacquiao falls through, then Mayweather will make his own decision as to the May 5th opponent.

"We spoke to Jose Sulaiman of the WBC and Selcuk is the mandatory, there is no doubt. But, Floyd Mayweather is forced by nobody, so everybody is trying to find a solution. And I can understand this a little bit because of Floyd's marketing power, HBO pay-per-views and everything. But our guy is the mandatory challenger, so we need to fight one guy now for the WBC title or fight someone on American television to make the next fight bigger, with someone like Mayweather. Aydin wants to fight the world champion," Oner told

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Johnwoo8686 on 12-16-2011

I think Floyd would fight this guy. The issue is that the fight wouldn't sell because no one in the states even knows who Selcuk Aydin is. People who are quick to criticize Mayweather for not fighting this guy are…

Comment by mrjoeblive on 12-16-2011

[QUOTE=komandante;11567413]You might get the fight Aydin, Floyd prefers to fight somebody who he thinks he can beat. Not Pac that he thinks can take his 0 record..:bsflag:[/QUOTE] man you are really starting to sound like check-hooker. do you really think…

Comment by bojangles1987 on 12-16-2011

Undefeated young lion. :banana: What is with the WBC suddenly trying to force fighters to fight mandatories?

Comment by dc3383 on 12-16-2011

I wouldn't pay for Floyd to fight this no name.

Comment by WESS on 12-16-2011

The simple minded pactards are going to say Floyd is ducking Aydin. Ironically they never even heard of this dude but are jumping the failed pac ship and looking for any new comers..

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