Mauricio Sulaiman, president of the world Boxing Council, brazenly admits that it’s very difficult to enthusiasts when there are three WBC champions in a single weight division.
Teofimo Lopez is the WBC’s ‘Franchise’ champion at light-weight, Devin Haney is the WBC’s full champion, while Ryan Garcia recently captured the WBC’s period in-between-title this past Saturday with a knockout of Luke Campbell.
each Lopez and Haney argue regularly over which of them is the real WBC light-weight champion.
besides the WBC’s Franchise belt, Lopez additionally owns the WBA, WBO, IBF titles.
Sulaiman tabs Lopez because the true WBC champion on the weight.
“Teofimo Lopez is the undisputed lightweight champion,” Sulaiman told the Ak and Barak reveal. “And whoever beats Teofimo, if there’s a person who beats him, he must be known as undisputed.”
Sulaiman become pressed via the hosts, who asked the sanctioning physique head if or not it’s disrespectful to Haney when labeling Teofimo the undisputed champion.
He justified the WBC’s actions with the aid of explaining that their intention changed into to give guidance to support fights get made – however he fails to focus on the WBC incomes some huge cash in sanctioning charges via having three beltholders in a single division.
“I even have spoken with Devin and his father. and that i suppose the franchise designation become created recently via the WBC. The thought and purpose is to deliver the top-rated fights for the fans. and that i’m very satisfied that this 12 months, in the lightweight division, that became performed. during the franchise naming, we acquired to see the combat between Teofimo and Lomachenko , and we noticed Devin Haney improving from his injury to combat Gamboa. We additionally saw Ryan Garcia in opposition t Luke Campbell,” Sulaiman mentioned.
“I remember the confusion with the belts, and maybe the frustration. however we take the course of observing the premiere fights. I recognize Haney, i am very pleased with him, i’m very close to him, and it be only a be counted of all of them stepping into the ring and forgetting all of that discussion on social media. Get in the ring, and exhibit who is the ultimate. it really is what every person needs to see.”