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Burgos to fight for WBC title


The World Boxing Council has mandated a bout for the Featherweight world title by virtue of the fact that champion Elion Rojas, of The Dominican Republic, suffered a severe injury that will prevent him from fighting for several months. The WBC is about to receive today, the majority voting of the Board of Governors regarding the fighter who will be the challenger of world ranked number one contender, Juan Carlos Burgos, of Mexico; the result may be announced later today. The bout for the world championship must be held within the next 90 days, once the rival of Burgos is appointed today in accordance with the aforementioned voting of the Board of Governors.

The WBC also announced that Mexican fighter, Jhonny Gonzalez, ranked number two by the WBC, decided of his own free will to fight on September 15th, for the title of another organization and even stated that he wishes to face champion Juan Manuel López for another title, substituting WBC Silver world champion, Rafael Marquez.

Burgos, the fighter who is world ranked number one in the featherweight division by the WBC, and has already been appointed as the first contender, will not be able to take part in any other fight before the world title bout; if he does, he will be replaced by the highest-ranked fighter, by virtue of the fact that he cannot run the risk of being injured in such short time (90 days) which cannot be avoided in boxing.

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