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WBC approves tournaments to determine mandatory challengers for Mayweather

Post by God of Thunder on Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:05 pm



The WBC has just announced its mandatory challengers for each of the 17 weight classes, with the exception of the welterweight and junior middleweight divisions. Those divisions, of course, are where Floyd Mayweather resides as the current titleholder. Stating their acknowledgement of Mayweather's unique position in the sport, and citing their hopes to pave way for the ever-elusive May-Pac fight, the WBC board unanimously approved tournaments at both 147 and 154 to determine who Mayweather's next mandatory challangers will be.

Both tournaments will include the top eight challengers, in their respective divisions, who will go head-to-head until there's one man left standing. The last one standing at 147 and 154 will be named Floyd's mandatory challenger. This is essentially two "Super Six" style tournaments, with the exception that there will obviously be eight fighters, and the winners won't necessarily get the title, just a shot at Floyd (maybe).

The tournaments are expected to last a year or more (depending on how many ranked contenders are willing to participate) with the theory being this would secure enough time and space for Mayweather-Pacquiao to take place. The other caveat of all this is that by the time the tournaments are complete, Floyd will have already completed his Showtime contract and may well be retired, or if not, the winners of the tournament will have built a strong enough resume to be considered a bona fide challenger to Mayweather.

Personally, I think it's doubtful that any contender looking for an immediate shot a Floyd, such as Amir Khan, would be willing to participate in any such tournament...but we shall see how it all unfolds.

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Re: WBC approves tournaments to determine mandatory challengers for Mayweather

Post by fka on Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:07 pm

Floyds a huge douche ....

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Post by God of Thunder on Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:14 pm

fka wrote:Floyds a huge douche ....
No doubt about that. Hopefully he gets KTFO soon.
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Post by fka on Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:31 pm

I completely agree ...

The guy just begs for a head kick...wish he was foolish enough to kickbox.

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Post by kayneoTheRisingWarrior on Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:35 pm

Flyd vs Amir Kan is good styles match fight.if the fight happens then ti's should be in UK.

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Post by TeamJohnPerretti on Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:28 am

kayneoTheRisingWarrior wrote:Flyd vs Amir Kan is good styles match fight.if the fight happens then ti's should be in UK.


Floyd vs Amir Khan would be HUGE if it took place in the UK.
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Re: WBC approves tournaments to determine mandatory challengers for Mayweather

Post by westcott123 on Sat Dec 20, 2014 6:19 am

i originally says mayweather would beat pacquio but now that i actually thought about and looking at their careers i give it manny think about it  who would give mayweather the most trouble especially floyd philly defense and being orthodox a south paw fighter who has speed and power in his hands and that is manny and fighter who fought both have said manny hits harder and has  faster hand speed not to mention manny knows how to cut of a ring so floyd won't be able to do his hit and circle away style he does
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