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World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman Stands by Jermall Charlo Amidst Inactivity Backlash

World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman Stands by Jermall Charlo Amidst Inactivity Backlash


Jermall Charlo, the World Boxing Council's middleweight world champion, has been out of the ring for 21 months and counting, raising concerns from some about his title position. However, WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman has expressed his unwavering support for Charlo, stating that the organization will continue to recognize him as its middleweight world champion.


Sulaiman recently met with Charlo during last month's super middleweight clash between David Benavidez and Caleb Plant in Las Vegas, describing their meeting as "wonderful" and "very nice." Charlo reportedly thanked the WBC for their support amidst his personal issues.


Despite backlash regarding his inactivity, Sulaiman suggests that Charlo will remain the WBC's champion. "He is our champion, and he is coming forward," Sulaiman stated.


Charlo's last fight was on June 19, 2021, where he scored a unanimous decision victory over Juan Macias Montiel. Since then, he has faced criticism for his lack of activity in the ring. However, Sulaiman's support for Charlo indicates that the WBC values loyalty and recognizes the personal struggles that may affect a fighter's career.


It remains to be seen when Charlo will return to the ring, but with the WBC's continued support, he can focus on his personal issues while maintaining his title position. The boxing world will be eagerly awaiting Charlo's next fight, and the WBC's stance on his title position will undoubtedly be a topic of discussion leading up to it.


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