Really, I shouldn't be surprised -- this is boxing, after all -- but still, I'm a little perturbed by this news. Less than a week after the upcoming Danny Garcia-Robert Guerrero fight was denied as a title fight by the WBA, the WBC approves the bout for their welterweight world title, one recently vacated by Floyd Mayweather.
The WBC's number one rated Amir Khan will be ratified as the mandatory challenger for the winner of Garcia-Guerrero, considering that he was waiting to land a fight with Pacquiao (which obviously didn't happen) and has no fight scheduled.
The WBC also orders Lamont Peterson-Andre Berto, with that fight intended to serve as a final eliminator for the second mandatory defense.
A semi-final tourney has also been announced, with Sammy Vasquez vs. Aron Martinez and Miguel Barrionuevo vs. Azael Cosi ordered to duke it out until the the last man standing is named a wildcard pick alongside Ray Robinson.
There you have it - the WBC's welterweight tournament is now official.
At the junior middleweight division (or super welterweight as the WBC calls it), Jermell Charlo will face John Jackson for Mayweather's vacated 154lb title. Demetrius Andrade will take on Charles Hately to decide the first mandatory challenger for that belt.