WBC Comments on Gary Shaw and Chad Dawson
Posted by Joe Roche on 01.14.2011
There is a storm coming.
The WBC and President Jose Suliman have said that they were never made aware of a mandatory fight between Jean Pascal and Chad Dawson (Pascal will take on Bernard Hopkins). In an official statement Suliman stated that: The WBC, whose obligation is to lead the organization for the benefit of boxing, voted overwhelmingly, 30 to 2, to order a new fight for Pascal-Hopkins – their first fight also earned Showtime's highest rating for a boxing match in the last four years - but also included in its ruling that the winner should make his next mandatory defense against Dawson as proof that the WBC is also supporting him for the good of the boxing matches that boxing needs to continue being one of the most popular sports in the world.
The WBC expects our promoter and friend Gary Shaw to participate amicably and in good faith in favor of this ruling, cooperating for the good of all boxers and not only of one, and continue participating in the WBC where he has always had its maximum support. The WBC will continue its system and style of amicable and positive participation for the good of boxers, promoters, and boxing fans of the world, but it will never stop to struggle to protect the interests of boxing and the WBC, based on its constitution, rules and regulations, regardless of what it might take.