The World Boxing Council yesterday ordered the mandatory matchup of WBC lightweight champion Mikey Garcia (37-0, 30 KOs) Vs. WBC Diamond lightweight champion Jorge Linares (43-3, 27 KOs).
Garcia moved up to the Junior Welterweight division in July to decision former four weight world champion Adrien Broner whilst Linares was in action last month, defeating the Uk’s Luke Campbell via split decision.
At the convention in Baku, the WBC also announced the following:
\\ WBC minimumweight champion Wanheng Menayothin will make a voluntary defence in November. The number one contender remains Leroy Estrada.
\\ In the light flyweight division, champion Ken Shiro fights number one contender Pedro Guevara. The winner of that must then face Ganigan Lopez.
\\ In the flyweight division champion Daigo Higa fights Thomas Masson in a voluntary defence on October 22nd.
\\ In the super bantamweight division, champion Rey Vargas fights mandatory contender Julio Ceja, who won the final eliminator. Diego De La Hoya ranked at number two and Hugo Ruiz, who’s number three will fight a final eliminator.
\\ At welterweight champion Keith Thurman returns to the ring in January, Mandatory contender Shawn Porter fights Adrian Granados on November 4th for the silver title.
\\ At super middleweight champion David Benavidez will face Ronald Gavril again. This Saturday number ranked Avni Yildirim fights number four Chris Eubank.
\\ At light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson fights a mandatory against number contender Eleider Alvarez in December.
\\ At cruiserweight champion Mairis Briedis is in the Super Series. So it’s whoever emerges as the winner.
\\ In the bantamweight division the WBC Clean Boxing Program still has to rule on the findings on a positive test for champion Luis Nery. Number two Emmanuel Rodríguez will fight a final eliminator against third ranked Petch Sor Chitpattana.