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The most prestigious and well-recognized boxing board, the WBC (World Boxing Council) have announced the updates to their rankings with 4 big names being shifted among their listings.
Over the last few weeks we have seen one belt vacated, another change hands and fighters lose their mandatory status. The WBC will always be considered the most notorious and prestigious belt in British boxing and its the belt that all fighters desire to have alongside the Lineal & Ring titles.
The former WBC super middleweight champion Badou Jack recently moved up to light heavyweight after out-growing the 168lbs category, leaving his WBC belt up in arms for Callum Smith and Anthony Dirrell to fight for. He has been given the number five-spot in the WBC’s rankings at light heavyweight.
Jermall Charlo is inline for a very exciting few months as he starts his campaign at middleweight. The unbeaten American recently vacated his IBF strap down at 154lbs as he to had out-grown the weight. He now holds the number 2 spot for the WBC title, meaning a clash with Gennady Golovkin is imminent.
Adrien Broner and Chris Eubank Jr have also earned themselves top ten spots in the WBC. Broner sits at number 9 in the welterweight division with his recent win over Adrian Granados and Chris Eubank Jr climbs to number 6 in the super middleweight division.
With recent news of Andre Berto v Shawn Porter brings bad news for Amir Khan as his inactivity results in him loosing his number 1 mandatory spot, leaving Berto & Porter to fight for it. The winner will be in line to face Keith Thurman for both the WBC & the WBA titles.