The comments back up the WBC’s train of thought since President Jose Sulaiman’s comments in June 2012, when during a press conference in Mexico, Sulaiman said the unifications would cause his organization to lose “authority and exclusivity.”
“The WBC has absolutely nothing against the IBF, WBA or WBO,” said Sulaiman in an email. “The WBC loses its position, authority and would become only observers at boxing matches more as a guest than a sanctioning body.
“By the splitting of authorities and responsibilities with the local boxing commissions, whose mandatory defense is the champion first to comply with? Whose rules and positions shall they respect?” Sulaiman asked. “The WBC does not need that. We are structured by 164 national commissions and 10 confederation affiliates that many safety and benevolent actions work for.”
Sulaiman also expressed he is confident that Saul Alvarez would keep the WBC belt if he were to win the fight.
“Alvarez will not be stripped of his title because he is one of the most loyal champions and he has already expressed his interest is only the WBC,” Sulaiman said.
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