Winky Wright hands in WBC belt

05.03.05 - From WBC President Jose Sulaiman: "Winky Wright has presented to the WBC his resignation of the super welterweight world title, as he has decided to to move up to the middleweight division and fight Tito Trinidad. The WBC has accepted his resignation, and the Board of Governors will vote on the proposal for the Wright-Trinidad fight to be a final elimination bout to determine the WBC's No. 1-ranked official challenger at 160 pounds.

"The WBC Rules and Regulations state that in any weight division that has a world champion and an interim world champion, if either one steps down, the other will automatically become the undisputed champion of the division. Consequently, Francisco Javier Castillejo of Spain, who was the interim champion, has today officially become the WBC super welterweight champion of the world."

Upcoming World Championship Fights:

March 5 - Las Vegas, Nevada - Lightweight World Championship
Champion Jose Luis Castillo (51-6-1, 45 KOs, Mexicali, Mexico) vs
Julio Diaz (30-2, 22 KOs, Coachella, California)

March 11 - Mexico City, Mexico - Vacant Light Flyweight World Championship
Jose Antonio Aguirre (WBC No. 2, 33-2-1, 20 KOs, Mexico City, Mexico) vs
Erick Ortiz (WBC No. 4, 23-4-1, 15 KOs, Mexico City, Mexico)

President Sulaiman said today, "This fight was approved with the condition that the winner will next make his mandatory title defense against the highest available challenger. Jorge "Travieso" Arce, who recently relinquished the WBC light flyweight world title to move up in weight, will be in the ring to present the green world championship belt to the winner and new champion. Arce, now ranked No. 1 at flyweight, will then fly to Las Vegas for his March 19 final elimination bout against Hussein Hussein, with the winner to be the official challenger for flyweight world champion Pongsaklek Wonjongkam of Thailand."

March 12 - Zwickau, Germany - Super Middleweight World Championship
Champion Markus Beyer (31-2, 12 KOs, Eriabrunn, Germany) vs
Interim champion Danny Green (19-1, 18 KOs, New South Wales, Australia)

April 2 - Site TBA - Cruiserweight World Championship
WBC champion Wayne Braithwaite (21-0, 17 KOs, Brooklyn, New York) vs
WBA champion Jean-Marc Mormeck (30-2, 21 KOs, Noisy Le Grand, France)

April 4 - Osaka, Japan - Strawweight World Championship
Champion Isaac Bustos (24-6-3, 13 KOs, Mexico City, Mexico) vs
Katsunari Takayama (WBC No. 14, 14-1, 7 KOs, Osaka, Japan)

April 9 - El Paso, Texas - Super Featherweight World Championship
hampion Marco Antonio Barrera (59-4, 41 KOs, Mexico City, Mexico) vs
Mzonke Fana (WBC No. 2, 22-2, 8 KOs, Cape Town, South Africa)

April 16 - Chicago, Illinois - Vacant Light Heavyweight World Championship
Paul Briggs (WBC No. 1, 23-1, 17 KOs, Queensland, Australia) vs
Tomasz Adamek (WBC No. 4, 28-0, 19 KOs, Zywiec, Poland)

April 16 - Tokyo, Japan - Bantamweight World Championship
Champion Veeraphol Nakhonluang (47-1-2, 33 KOs, Nakhon Ratchaseema, Thailand) vs
Hozumi Hasegawa (WBC No. 4, 17-2, 5 KOs, Hyogo, Japan)

Article posted on 05.03.2005

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