Mauricio Suleiman: “To fight for the WBC title, McGregor needs to beat a rated boxer”


World Boxing Council (WBC) head Mauricio Suleiman said UFC superstar Conor McGregor could claim their organization’s title if the Irishman defeats the rated boxer.

Recall that McGregor had the only fight according to the rules of boxing in the summer of 2017, when he was prematurely stopped in the tenth round by the legend of the ring Floyd Mayweather.

“I would say that he needs to defeat a rating fighter, in which case he could enter the rating and qualify for a title fight. We have a bunch of examples of Muay Thai fighters who switched to professional boxing, where they regularly compete for world titles. “, – said Suleiman in an interview with The Sun.

“We also have amateur boxing superstars like Vasily Lomachenko who come pro and fight for the title, proving that it works.

To become the WBC world champion, he must box and deservedly take his place in the ranking. Only then will he be in a position to challenge the belt. I don’t know in what weight category he would have fought, but he definitely needs to win a convincing victory over a serious opponent in order to get into the rating. “

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