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Thurman Vacates WBC Title. Orders Whyte Ortiz For WBC Heavyweight Mando.


By Aaron Cooper.

The World Boxing Council has announced a plethora of changes and fights this evening that will shape the world of boxing for months to come. 

  • WBC Welterweight Champion, Keith Thurman has vacated his title.The WBC have ordered a bout between former Thurman victims, Danny Garcia and Shawn Porter for the vacant belt. Thurman will become an automatic mandatory to the title when he returns. There is no news on whether he will also vacate his WBA belt. 
  • Pound for Pound Elite, Mikey Garcia will unify his WBC title with IBF Champion, Robert Easter Jr NEXT according to the governing body.
  • Finally. The WBC has ordered #1 ranked contender, Dillian Whyte to fight #3 ranked contender and former Deontay Wilder opponent , Luis Ortiz. Although the winner of the bout will be the SECOND mandatory as Dominic Breazeale won a final eliminator for the mandatory spot back in October against Carlos Molina. Whyte has also been ordered to face Kubrat Pulev in a final eliminator for the IBF title so it is uncertain what he will do. There is a purse bid set for May 25th - and if the contest heads to a purse bid the split will be 50-50.

If all of these fights happen, the real winners are us the fans of the great sport of boxing.