Canelo vs Kovalev weigh-ins in Las Vegas, United States
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David Benavidez’s inability to make weight last Friday cost him the WBC super middleweight title despite dominating Roamer Alexis Angulo the following night. The fallout has also opened the door for the WBC to jump in and manipulate the situation. The board of governors for the World Boxing Council were nearly unanimous in their vote Tuesday, ordering Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez (53-1-2, 36 KOs) to face mandatory contender Avni Yildirim (21-2, 12 KOs) in a vacant 168-pound title bout. 

“The WBC Board of Governors has voted 36-1 to order Alvarez, the multi-division world champion who holds the WBC ‘franchise’ designation to fight against the WBC’s…

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