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Old 11-20-2012, 03:13 PM   #35
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Default Re: Why did WBC let Vitali avoid mandatory Bermane Stiverne for two years?

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Originally Posted by madballster View Post
Hmm you're right, my bad.

I remember there was a legal controversy between Universum and the WBC, but it didn't take long to resolve apparently.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/oth...-in-court.html

"Lewis has the obligation under World Boxing Council rules to take on Vitali in his next fight and we will not wait any longer," the Universum executive Peter Hanraths said yesterday. "Either Lewis does that or the WBC must strip him of his title."
No, it didn't get resolved. Lewis was scheduled to face Danny Williams (I believe), Williams got hurt, and Vitali stepped in and took the fight on two weeks' notice.
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