President of the world Boxing Council (WBC) Mauricio Sulaiman commented on the decision of the Boxing organization to award Saul Alvarez and Vasily Lomachenko the title of franchise champion. According to Suleiman, this way the WBC wants to save star fighters from having to fight with mandatory contenders who do not match their level.
“Alvarez and Lomachenko have been fighting with the best among the best for years. I can’t imagine that they will continue to take the easy way out. They want to participate in the best fights.
It may happen that the mandatory applicant will not match their level. I mean, the principle of mandatory defenses does not exclude the possibility of achieving the status of mandatory Challenger by a fighter who is not on the same level as the champion. A number of examples can be given.
We can’t take that risk with legendary Champions like Canelo or Lomachenko. We should not risk the legacy of Champions, ” Mauricio Suleiman told Boxing Social.
Matthew McLean: “An Immediate rematch with fury is Wilder’s business decision”
Former world Middleweight title contender Matthew McLean is convinced that Deontay Wilder agreed to a third fight with the current WBC heavyweight title holder Tyson fury solely for financial reasons.
“I think that from the point of view of Boxing it would be very logical to take a setback and allow fury to meet Anthony Joshua. This decision would give Wilder a chance to fight, win, and perhaps get rid of some demons.
As for me, an immediate rematch with fury is a business decision. It is unlikely that it is based on what will be better from a Boxing perspective. I expect that in terms of the outcome, the fight will be very similar to their second fight, ” said Matthew McLean.
Recall, McLean also suggested that Wilder will not be the same, since fury “took his soul away”.