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WBC order Charlo-Heiland as 160lb final eliminator

Jermall Charlo and Jorge Sebastian Heiland have been ordered to fight for the right to become mandatory challenger to the Canelo-GGG winner.

Charlo v Trout Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images

Jermall Charlo will kick off his middleweight campaign with a bang. The former junior middleweight titlist announced that he would be moving up in weight following his last fight to seek out new challenges.

And now the WBC has now officially announced that they have ordered Charlo to fight Jorge Sebastian Heiland in a final eliminator match, with the winner becoming the mandatory challenger to the winner of Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin this September.

“All we have right now is that the WBC ordered the fight as an eliminator and there is a chance that the bout happens in the month of July indeed, but not a specific day,” Heiland told WBN.

“My personal opinion is that Heiland should have gotten a direct shot at the WBC Middleweight title long ago as he was seated in the No. 1 spot of the ranking for almost two years,” said Heiland’s manager Sebastian Contursi.

Charlo (25-0, 19 KOs) is most recently coming off of a knockout win over Julian Williams last December. Heiland (29-4-2, 16 KOs) is also coming off of a knockout win over Mateo Damian Veron this past April.

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