WBC statement on Adrien Broner being stripped of 135 lb. title
The WBC Lightweight Division
Adrian Broner has been a pride of the WBC, being a former World Youth Champion, a former USNBC Champion, and WBC lightweight world champion. The WBC offered full support to him during his quest to campaign in the welterweight division.
During the period of time that Adrian Broner competed as a welterweight, the WBC ordered an interim championship and Omar Figueroa dramatically won the interim belt.
The WBC wishes to express to Adrien Broner our sincere wishes for his success in the future, as he will continue competing in different weight divisions. He will always have the doors open in the WBC.
The WBC is proud to ratify Omar Figueroa as the undisputed WBC lightweight champion.