WBO 2017 Convention Highlights From The Floor
Oct 27 2017 12:22 AM

WBO 2017 Convention Highlights From The Floor – The World Boxing Organization’s 2017 annual convention is in full swing and our cameras are there to capture highlights.

This year’s convention got started with a golf outing and the venue then shifted to a cruise ship, but the gathering is more than just fun and games. The WBO’s varied commissions are in meetings and several decisions have been issued, a partial list of which appears below.


News from the convention:

  • WBO lightweight champion Terry Flanagan has vacated his belt to move up to 140 lbs.
  • Flanagan will face veteran Maurice Hooker for the super lightweight belt that sits vacant since Terence Crawford moved up in weight.
  • The vacant 135 lb title will be disputed between long-time contender Ray Beltran and Paulus Moses of Namibia.
  • WBO super bantamweight champion Jessie Magdaleno has reported an injury and his bout against Cesar Juarez has been postponed.
  • In light of Magdaleno’s injury, an interim title bout between Juarez and Ghana’s Isaac Dogboe has been approved.
  • Former 140-pound champion Terence Crawford will face WBO champion Jeff Horn.
  • A rematch has been ordered between WBO super middleweight champion Gilberto Ramirez and Jesse Hart. Ramirez won a September meeting between the two but Hart filed a complaint pertaining to the hand wraps and a rematch was ordered.
  • WBO Heavyweight champion Joseph Parker will face the winner of Alexander Povetkin and Germany’s Christian Hammer.
  • The WBO light heavyweight title vacated by Andre Ward will be disputed between Sergey Kovalev and Vyacheslav Shabranskyy,


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