Boxing News At Five | Aug 02 2019

Boxing News at Five: IBF can’t force Canelo’s hand, Jack Catterall could get shot at Jose Ramirez

Canelo sheds IBF world title, while Catterall is in the frame for Jose Ramirez clash
Canelo Alvarez vs Danny Jacobs
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BOB ARUM has taken a timeout from thumping British boxing in general and the BBBoC in particular to divulge that Chorley’s Jack Catterall (24-0, 13 KOs) has got a fifty-fifty chance of fighting for a world title.

WBC and WBO light-welterweight holder Jose Ramirez (25-0, 17 KOs) has indicated that he wants to meet the winner of the WBSS 140lb tournament final between WBA Super titlist Regis Prograis (24-0, 20 early) and Josh Taylor (15-0, 12 stoppages), which takes place in the UK on an as yet unnamed date. In the meantime, he will take care of either his WBC or WBO mandatory defence.

“He has two mandatories — one for the WBO and the other for the WBC,” said Arum when talking to Keith Idec of Boxing Scene. “One is [Viktor] Postol and the other is Jack Catterall. So, the organizations are going to have to figure out who’s up next. And then, the plan would be that after he fought the guy who’s up next, he would ask the other organization for an exception for the unification fight.”

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