WBC STRIPS ANDRE WARD, CREATES ANOTHER MEANINGLESS PAPER TITLE
Marco Antonio Periban and Sakio Bika will fight for the vacant WBC super middleweight belt on June 8th in Carson, California. The two will have this opportunity because the WBC stripped Andre Ward while he was injured and gave him the silly title of emeritus champion. Boxingtalk, and any other reasonably minded boxing fan will contiue to regard Ward as the true super middleweight champion of the world. In typical WBC racist fashion, Periban, a Mexican is getting the title opportunity despite being ranked lower than Britain's George Groves. Like Periban, the WBC is based in Mexico. According to the WBC's website, Periban said, “I have the chance of becoming world champion, I can’t afford missing this chance, I will train with American sparring partners and with heavyweight Mario Heredia under the supervision of my trainer Manuel Lopez. I will get to the fight in the best shape possible, Bika is a very skillful rival, but he doesn’t have much power, so I believe I can beat him and conquer this title in the name of Mexico."