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Glax0r's Photo Glax0r 14 May 2013

Khan dropped from WBC welterweight rankings
ESPN Star UK
May 14, 2013

After placing Amir Khan at No. 2 at welterweight level in April, the World Boxing Council (WBC) has amended its rankings and dropped the Bolton-born fighter from its top 15 fighters at 147lbs.

Khan was surprisingly placed at No. 2 by the WBC despite having never previously fought at the weight, thrusting him into the mix for a shot at title holder and undefeated welterweight star Floyd Mayweather Jr.

However, since the previous rankings were announced on April 6, Khan successfully negotiated a bout with Julio Diaz in Sheffield at a catch-weight of 143lbs. This prompted the WBC to amend the 26-year-old's position and drop him from the 147lb mark completely.

Khan now occupies the No. 1 spot at light-welterweight level, behind champion Danny Garcia and mandatory challenger Lucas Matthysse, but recently admitted his desire to meet Mayweather in the ring before the American calls time on his career.

Khan lost to Garcia in their WBC light-welterweight title bout in July 2012 and after stating that he is beginning to struggle to make the weight at 140lbs, hinted a move up to welterweight level was highly likely.
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shove-aloe's Photo shove-aloe 14 May 2013

:lol:

good riddance.
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SIMENEWT's Photo SIMENEWT 14 May 2013

:lol:  He was using his number 2 ranking the other day as reason for a Mayweather fight.
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ROCKYMARSHMELLOW's Photo ROCKYMARSHMELLOW 17 May 2013

The WBC... :lol:  

You don't place someone at no.2 in a new weight division for doing absolutely fuck all but then drop him out of the top 15 for doing absolutely fuck all. Just highlights how corrupt the rankings are.
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hitman_hatton1's Photo hitman_hatton1 17 May 2013

yeah always have been.

surprised anyone still gives these sanctioning bodies the time of day.

actually i'm not cos they serve a purpose for promoters.

hence the reason they will always exist.

no way will an independent body ever breakaway.
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Blaxima's Photo Blaxima 18 May 2013

 ROCKYMARSHMELLOW, on 17 May 2013 - 07:45 AM, said:

The WBC... :lol:  

You don't place someone at no.2 in a new weight division for doing absolutely fuck all but then drop him out of the top 15 for doing absolutely fuck all. Just highlights how corrupt the rankings are.

well he did win his last fight so dropping makes just as much sense as having #2
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