The australian George Kambosos, undisputed lightweight monarch, was also confirmed as franchise champion of the World Boxing Council and there is nothing to question after his victory last Saturday over Teofimo Lopez, said Mauricio Sulaiman, president of the organization.
“Definitely, (Kambosos) is a franchise champion, “he replied Sulaiman Saldivar in the WBC Coffee Tuesday in Mexico City at the request of LEFT PUNCH. “Kambosos he won it above the ring ”.
The Greek-born boxer gave a lesson to Teofimo Lopez the previous Saturday to stay as the undisputed lightweight champion after winning by split decision. That triumph earned him to also be declared franchise monarch by the CMB.
“The franchise champion is a concept that gives him a special appointment,” added the manager. “Whoever saw the fight of Kambosos and want to question that he does not have the merit after having defeated the invincible who had defeated Lomachenko, then the confusion is different ”.
As well as Teofimo Lopez asked to have that special appointment in case of defeating Vasyl Lomachenko in October 2020, what did happen, Kambosos asked the same to face Lopez.
“There were many combinations and fights at 135 pounds,” he acknowledged. Mauricio Sulaiman. “When Theophimus close the fight with Lomachenko, conditions and asks that if he wins, he be recognized with that designation (franchise), and it was the same with Kambosos”.
For the WBC, George Kambosos is the undisputed champion
He also remembered that since Mikey Garcia vacated the 135-pound title there has been a lot of controversy in this division. However, after great fights everything is close to being resolved, including the fight of the regular monarch of the CMB, Devin Haney, and the acting monarch, JoJo Diaz, which will be this Saturday.
“Kambosos he was undisputed champion “, he confirmed Mauricio Sulaiman. “And this Saturday there will be only one lightweight champion (between Diaz and Haney), and it would be wonderful to see Kambosos with Haney so that these three years of the division are resolved in a single champion ”.
About Theophimussaid last weekend Kambosos He mastered it, beat it, and beat it without question. He will have to think things through and rest before returning to the ring.
“Theophimus he must rest ”, he concluded. “He has to evaluate if he can continue in that division, he was diminished.”