Garcia vacates WBC 140 lb. belt


Danny GarciaDanny Garcia spoke to WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman and after a very emotional conversation, agreed to relinquish his Green and Gold belt.

The World Boxing Council has declared the WBC super-lightweight title vacant. Danny Garcia weight situation forces his decision to fight at welterweight and confirm his physical ability to compete in that división while assesing the possibility of returning to 140 .

The WBC is ordering Victor Postol to fight Lucas Matthysse for the WBC super-lightweight championship. Victor Postol has been the division´s mandatory contender and had registered in the WBC a step aside agreement with several provisions that all were complied with to his benefit and since the Postol-Garcia will not happen, then Postol will fight Lucas Matthysse who won the rights after beating Provodnikov and the fight will be for the WBC undisputed super-lightweight championship .

Danny Garcia conquered the WBC title defeating legendary Eric Morales and made several impressive title defenses against Eric Morales, Amir Khan and the highlight of his career was the fight of the year 2013 when he defeated then WBC interim champion Lucas Matthysse .

Garcia has competed in over the weight fights and has notified the WBC of his concern in making the 140 limit . The WBC will coordinate a specific medical study of body mass composition to be performed at UCLA to determine the division in which he is safe to fight.

The WBC Board of Governors has voted in favor of honoring Danny Garcia with the designation of Champion Emeritus which will allow him to perform his medical tests and shall he be cleared to fight in super lightweight, Garcia will have the right to challenge for the championship.

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