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WBC authorizes Canelo voluntary defense

By Gabriel F. Cordero

On Tuesday in Mexico City the WBC announced that WBC super welterweight champion Saul “Canelo Alvarez is free to make a voluntary defense of his title after Saturday’s WBC eliminator between Erislandy Lara and Vanes Martirosyan ended in a technicnal draw when Martirosyan suffered a cut in a head clash. The ruling opens the door to a possible mega-fight for Canelo on May 4, 2013 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Canelo has mentioned an interest in fighting Floyd Mayweather, Miguel Cotto and Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez.

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