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New super heavyweight division?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

A new super heavyweight division will be one of the items on the agenda when principal members of the IBF, WBA and WBC meet on Friday in Cancun, Mexico. Those in attendance are to include WBC President José Sulaimán, WBC Executive Secretary Mauricio Sulaimán, WBC legal advsor Gabriel Peñagarícano, IBF President Marian Muhammad, IBF advisor Larry Hazzard, WBA Executive Vice-President GIlberto Jesus Mendoza and WBA ratings director Oliver Gómez.

“My expectation would be to continue with the good and close inter-organtization relations for the benefit of boxing,” said Mendoza Jr. who also plans to address the main threats to world boxing, such as alternative sports, the economic crisis, and the lack of boxing figures as ambassadors of the sport.

The agenda of the meeting in Mexico includes:

1. Unifications of titles
2. Inter-organizational classifications of boxers
3. Working with local and national boxing commissions
4. Creation of the super heavyweight division
5. Proposed McCain legislation in the USA

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