World Boxing Council president Mauricio Sulaimán celebrated the merger that welterweight champions Shawn Porter and Errol Spence will be celebrating at the Staples Center this Saturday, assuring that the winner of the competition will emerge from the ring The best welterweight in the world. (Photo by Ryan Hafey)
Sulaiman said the public, given the difficulties in the current boxing landscape of conducting union struggles, paid tribute to both World Boxing Council champion Porter and Spence, head of the International Boxing Federation got to. for this step, ensuring that there is less and less doubt as to who is the best in its weight class.
"Spence and Porter, two champions, promise a Leonard-Hagler or Leonard-Hearns style of fighting, and it gives him great expectation, and the winner will undoubtedly be recognized as the best welterweight in the world," Sulaiman said ESPN Deportes.
"We have to realize what they are doing, these associations, the battles are there, the fan is crying out … unfortunately they do not always occur, but now one of the greats will perform and we'll see what happens on Saturday
"Let's see, on October 1
The head of the WBC also emphasized the Mexican-American David Benavidez rescued his career thanks to the doping test in which he tested positive for cocaine in 2018 because this was a wake-up call for him.
"Benavidez became the youngest champion of the super middleweight division. He got the money and the glory when he was very young, at the age of 19, but unfortunately he fell into cocaine use and through the clean boxing program a test turned out positive and his life was saved. He is God and also grateful at this test because otherwise he would have gone a path without return. He has already fulfilled everything that was set as a sanction, and on Saturday he will try to regain his mastery of Anthony Dirrell, "said Sulaiman.