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WBC News: The World Of Boxing Needs To Look Into The Weigh In Situation

October 9, 2006 - Mexico City - From WBC President Jose Sulaiman: The World Boxing Council is very concerned with the latest example of a fighter not being able to make the official weight in a title fight. I have prepared several topics in regards to this, and hope that they are approved during the WBC's 44th Annual World Convention that will be held from October 29 to November 4 in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

If the promoters dedicate more time and effort to comply with the 30 and 7-day weigh-ins of fighters, it will result in a key of success.

If the local boxing commission mandates the enforcement of the 30 and 7 day weigh-ins, it would also be a key to prevent fighters from not making the weight.

The WBC will look into the percentages that are currently used to have a final determination during the upcoming WBC World Medical Congress to be held in Cancun , Mexico , from January 24 to January 28, 2007.

We congratulate our new lightweight champion Joel Casamayor for his win against Diego Corrales, who very unfortunately did not make the official weight for this fight.

Joel Casamayor presented the corresponding requirements on the corresponding dates. Diego Corrales did not comply with the 30-day weigh-in, and the WBC sent a representative, Rudy Tellez, to weigh him in only 10 days before the bout, where Diego was found to weigh 144 pounds.

These happenings are a sign for all of us involved in boxing to look into what needs to be done to correct the problems.

Article posted on 10.10.2006



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