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WBC strips Danny Garcia of 140-pound title

Photo: Amanda Kwok / Showtime

Photo: Amanda Kwok / Showtime

Danny Garcia (30-0, 17 KOs) won his first world title in 2012, when he outpointed Erik Morales, then added another title with a huge win over Amir Khan only a few months later.  However, after four successful title victories, weight issues forced Garcia to fight two straight non-title bouts at a catchweight, and today, the WBC has forced Garcia’s hand by declaring the title vacant.

In a statement by WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman, it was noted that “after a very emotive conversation [Garcia] agreed to relinquish his green and gold belt.”

The WBC  says they are ordering a match between Victor Postol and Lucas Mathysse for the vacant title. Postol has been Garcia’s mandatory but took step aside money to allow Garcia to fight Lamont Peterson. Matthysse meanwhile, won the rights after beating Ruslan Provodnikov in his last bout.

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