THE WBC has decided to strip Miguel Cotto of their middleweight title, only four days before he was due to defend it against Saul Alvarez in Las Vegas.
The fight had been agreed, admittedly at an 155lbs catchweight, for November 21 at the Mandalay Bay, pitting two of the sports biggest names against one another for the WBC crown. But, in a baffling move, today (November 17) the WBC has decided to remove recognition from Miguel Cotto as their world champion. Even though Cotto won’t be able to defend his title on Saturday, Alvarez will be recognized as their middleweight champion, should he beat Cotto.
The WBC have made the move because Cotto appears to have not conformed to their rules and regulations. However in their latest statement on the matter the WBC did not divulge what the rule violation was.