PANAMA CITY TO HOST 2 WBC ELIMINATORS
Despite 15 months of inactivity following a loss, the WBC will sanction Mexico's Julio Ceja against Panama's Anselmo Moreno on May 27th in a 122-pound elimination bout. Ceja (30-2) has lost two world title challenges to Jamie McDonnell and Hugo Ruiz, although he also beat Ruiz in an interim title bout in 2015. Moreno (36-5-1) was a longtime WBA bantamweight champion. The winner of this fight, which takes place in Panama City, earns the right to face WBC super bantamweight champion Rey Vargas. On the same show, Mexico's Saul "Baby" Juárez (23-5-1), will face Panama's Leroy Estrada (15-2) in a WBC 105-pound eliminator that will produce a mandatory contender for Thailand's Wangheng Menayothin.