World Boxing Council News - September 2, 2011 – Mexico City.
From the office of WBC President Dr. José Sulaimán:
The World Boxing Council has
confirmed the final elimination bout to
determine the mandatory contender in
the super welterweight division – No. 1
ranked Vanes Martirosyan vs. No. 2
ranked Alfredo Angulo - and a date has been set for Friday, September 23,
to hold a purse offer in case no
agreement is reached between the
promoters during the free negotiations period.
The winner of Martirosyan-Angulo will be the mandatory challenger, which will create tremendous enthusiasm in the boxing world.
WBC super welterweight champion
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will defend the
title in a voluntary fight against Alfonso Gomez at the Staples Center in Los
Angeles on eptember 17 as part of
the historic event, “Star Power,” which
will feature three WBC championship
fights showcased on HBO pay-perview.
In the main event, Floyd
Mayweather will challenge WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz, and Erik Morales will battle Pablo Cesar Cano for the WBC super lightweight championship.
Oscar De La Hoya
WBC President Dr.
José Sulaimán said,
“I feel tremendously
impacted by the
declarations of our
former champion of
the world, Oscar De
La Hoya, and I
through which he
recently lived. But at
the same time, we are
very pleased to see
that Oscar is turning
into an example for
the youth of the world
by expressing the
effects of alcohol and
the cancer of our
drugs, as well as his
struggle and efforts to
find rehabilitation to defeat such a dangerous rival, as he is already doing.
champions like Oscar
have the will of a tiger
to confront evil and
defeat it, just as he is
doing today, to
strengthen his image
of idolatry. The WBC
strongly stays in his corner, just as we have always done with all other boxing
heroes that have defeated such a terrible cancer.”