On the eve of the World Boxing Council (WBC) sorted out the situation with their champions and their challengers in each of the divisions.
Here is what was decided regarding the first middle (up to 69.9 kg) and first welterweight (up to 63.5 kg) weight.
First Middleweight: “interim” champion Sebastian Fundora (20-0-1, 13 KOs) and former champion Tony Harrison (29-3-1, 21 KOs), representing the United States, should meet in the final eliminator and determine the mandatory challenger for the reigning undisputed division champion Jermella Charlo (35-1-1, 19 KOs). It should be noted that the parties of Fundora and Harrison have already begun negotiations and are heading for March, while Charlo has the next opponent – on January 28, he must box with the WBO mandatory challenger Australian Tim Tszyu (21-0, 15 KOs).
Meanwhile, the determination of a new mandatory contender in this category will start on November 26: the semi-final eliminator will be held by American Charles Conwell (17-0, 13 KOs) and Juan Carlos Abreu (25-6-1, 23 KOs).
Sebastian Fundora (c) WBC
Welterweight: The now vacant title should find a new owner on November 26 after the duel between Regis Prograis (27-1, 22 KOs) and Jose Cepeda (35-2, 27 KOs). In this case, the winner will be obliged to hold two mandatory defenses in a row. The first one was against ex-champion Jose Ramirez (27-1, 17 KOs), and the second with the best in the pair Teofimo Lopez (17-1, 13 KOs) and Sandor Martin (40-2, 13 KOs).
Recall that Lopez is scheduled to fight Jose Pedraza on December 10. And Teofimo does not hide the fact that he did not want this.
Regis Prograis (c) WBC
Also, the Congress has already scheduled fights Wilder – Ruiz, Spence – Thurman, Stevenson – Cruz, Beterbiev – Smith. And here is what was decided for heavy weights and for the second middle / middle divisions.