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WBC clarifies title situation

The WBC was represented in Cardiff, Wales by all its continental federations and a meeting was held to review several pending matters. The sanctioning organization made the following decisions:
Cruiserweight: Francisco Palacios, from Puerto Rico has been appointed as mandatory contender of the division and the winner of the fight of September 15 in Poland between champion Wlodarczyk and challenger Jason Robinson must face Francisco Palacios next.
Super Lightweight: The final elimination fight to determine the mandatory challenger has been confirmed between Ajose Olusegun, from Nigeria and Ali Chebah, from France to take place on November 1 in Algeria.
Lightweight: Antonio DeMarco, from Mexico, has been appointed mandatory challenger for the division and champion Humberto Soto is free to make a voluntary defense until the month of September and then must fight the mandatory challenger. The WBC has ordered a final elimination bout between Daniel Estrada, from Mexico versus John Murray, from Great Britain.
Super flyweight: Vic Darchinyan receives the Honorary Emeritus Champion status due to his great stature in the lower classes divisions and his petition to continue his career in the bantamweight division. A fight between Kohei Kono, from Japan and Tomas Rojas, from Mexico will be ordered to fill the vacancy in the super flyweight division.

The following WBC Board members were present:

African Boxing Union
Houcine Houichi, President

Asian Boxing Council
Patrick Cusick, Secretary

British Boxing Board of Control
Charles Giles, President
Robert Smith, General Secretary

Caribbean Boxing Federation
Peter Abdool, President

Central American Boxing Federation
Alberto Guerra, President

European Boxing Union
Bob Logist, President

North American Boxing Federation
Joe Dwyer, President
Rex Walker, WBC Vice President
Michael George, Executive Member

South American Boxing Federation
Carlos Rodriguez, President

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