Originally Posted by lufcrazy
So is bika the wbc champ now and if so is the fight with bute signed ?
Ward has defeated every belt holder in the division. What a strange situation to have cleaned it out so early in in a career.
I think he needs bute to beat bika so he has another legit opponent. Bute, winner of ward-Kessler and then move up because there's really nothing left for him there.
From my understanding, and if nothing new happen. Bika-Sjekloca is for becoming Mandatory for Ward. But since Ward is injured and can't defend Bute was contacted by the WBC to fill the empty spot in the title fight, after they strip the current champ for not defending in a certain number of months. Ward now said that he is healed and will defend his belt. So I guess Bute might not fight Bika for the WBC in the end.
Nothing is signed, there are only discutions. I'm fine with wooping Stevenson's ass and get him out of the way on the IBF deal.