Alvarez-MattHatton For Vacant WBC 154 Belt

BY The Sweet Science ON February 16, 2011
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SAUL ALVAREZ VS. MATTHEW HATTON APPROVED

FOR VACANT WBC SUPER WELTERWEIGHT WORLD TITLE

The World Boxing Council has approved Saul Alvarez vs. Matthew Hatton for the vacant WBC super welterweight world title after having received a two/thirds vote of the WBC Board of Governors.

Hatton, 41-4-2, 16 KOs, of Manchester, England, has been welterweight champion of the BBBofC Central Area (British Boxing Board of Control) and has made three defenses of his EBU (European Boxing Union) welterweight championship.

Alvarez, 35-0-1, 26 KOs, of Guadalajara,  Jalisco, Mexico, holds the WBC Silver super welterweight title, which makes him the official challenger at 154 pounds.

The WBC found that five of the top six ranked fighters in the division had different problems and were not available to fight, in addition to considering, by absolute majority, that Hatton is a highly worthy boxer.

GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS WINS PURSE BID FOR PASCAL VS.HOPKINS

In the presence of World Boxing Council President Jose Sulaiman and WBC Executive Director Mauricio Sulaiman, the purse bid for the rematch between WBC light heavyweight world champion Jean Pascal (Haiti/Canada) and challenger Bernard Hopkins (U.S.A.) was conducted and the promotional company that won the purse bid was Golden Boy Promotions, based in Los Angeles, California, with a bid of one $ 1,911,500 USD.

The other promotional company that took part in the purse bid was GYM (Groupe Yvon Michel), based in Canada, who bid $1,700,000 USD. In addition to the aforementioned figures, American agent Don Majeski was in attendance.

The World Boxing Council Lightheavyweight world title as well as the WBC Diamond belt will be on the line in the bout.

The date that was mentioned as likely for the fight is May 21, and in a few days the site will be announced.

Comment on this article

Radam G says:

Wow! Another We-Be-Collectin' title belt getting ready to be given out by the WBC. Danggit, WBC! In 22 weight division, there 94 types of world titles around pugilists' waists. For example, you have the regular, the super, the intermin, the emeritus, the recess, the youth, the diamond and the silver. Wow! These alphabet-sanctioning organizations are so created. Having eight world champions in one division is amazing. Enough said! Holla!

FighterforJC says:

This is shameless. Why not just hand the title over to Saul Alvarez instead of this farce? There are plenty of other worthy jr middles out there. First Alvarez fights Miguel Cotto's brother, now Ricky Hatton's brother. Who's next? Bobby Pacquiao?

Isaiah says:

As long as Saul Alvarez is focused on beating on the less talented guy in each set of boxing brothers, does anyone know if Daniel Judah can make junior middleweight? (::Switches to Triumph the Insult Comic Dog's voice: I KEED! I KEED! Hey, you're a great audience! No, Mattew Hatton is the #1 choice of opponent....... for me to go #2 on! What's up female dogs?! What? You don't like the truth? Oh well. Hey, maybe for Alvarez's next opponent, he can fight Floyd Mayweather. Oh wait folks.... we just got word that Floyd has left the country....... Okay, you've been great folks! Good night! (::END SCENE:

brownsugar says:

every time I see Hatton it's like he's coming off another loss to some brittish guy I never heard of. Alvarez should have no problem

brownsugar says:

This is shameless. Why not just hand the title over to Saul Alvarez instead of this farce? There are plenty of other worthy jr middles out there. First Alvarez fights Miguel Cotto's brother, now Ricky Hatton's brother. Who's next? Bobby Pacquiao?
....hillarious!!

the Roast says:

Over/under for what round the other Hatton bleeds will be...4. I wonder if those singing fans come with this Hatton? THERE'S ONLY ONE RIC...uuh...MATTHEW HATTON!

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