World Boxing Council Orders Rematch For Jose Navarro

Mexico City - January 24, 2005: WBC President Jose Sulaiman sent today the following letter to super flyweight contender Jose Navarro: Dear Jose, The WBC cast a voting and the result has been finalized regarding your rematch vs. WBC super flyweight champion Katsushige Kawashima. The WBC unanimously voted to mandate the winner of Kawashima vs. Masamori Tokuyama to fight against you for the WBC super flyweight championship..

The WBC is very proud of the great battle that you had in Japan with a great champion like Kawashima, a great fight that will always be remembered for its drama and competitiveness.

I would like to take this opportunity to send you my most cordial regards and recognize your loyalty, as I have followed your comments about your dreams of becoming a WBC champion since you were just a kid.

The WBC represents 163 countries of the world, and on behalf of all the members of the WBC, I wish you and the winner of the Kawashima-Tokuyama fight great success, as we know that boxing will be brought once again to the highest levels of quality and the winner will be a proud representative of the green and gold WBC belt.

Your friend,

Jose Sulaiman

Upcoming World Championship Fights:

January 29 - Atlantic City, New Jersey - Super Lightweight World Championship

Champion Arturo Gatti (38-6, 29 KOs, Jersey City, New Jersey) vs

James Leija (WBC No. 4, 47-6-2, 19 KOs, San Antonio, Texas)

January 29 - Osaka, Japan - Flyweight World Championship

Champion Pongsaklek Wonjongkam (54-2, 28 KOs, Nakhon Ratchaseema, Thailand) vs

Noriyuki Komatsu (WBC No. 10, 19-1-5, 8 KOs, Osaka, Japan)

January 30 - Seoul, Korea - Featherweight World Championship

Champion Injin Chi (29-2-1, 18 KOs, Seoul, Korea) vs

Tommy Browne (WBC No. 20, 17-2-1, 7 KOs, New South Wales, Australia)

February 5 - St. Louis, Missouri - Welterweight World Championship

Champion Cory Spinks (34-2, 11 KOs, St. Louis, Missouri) vs

Zab Judah (WBC No. 10, 32-2, 23 KOs, Brooklyn, New York)

February 10 - Lemoore, California - Super Bantamweight World Championship

Champion Oscar Larios (54-3-1, 35 KOs, Guadalajara, Mexico) vs

Wayne McCullough (WBC No. 9 at 126 pounds, 27-4, 18 KOs, Las Vegas, Nevada)

February 19 - Los Angeles, California - Middleweight World Championship

Champion Bernard Hopkins (45-2-1, 32 KOs, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) vs

Howard Eastman (WBC No. 2, 40-1, 35 KOs, Battersea, England)

Article posted on 25.01.2005

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