Boxing: Hamed set to lose his WBC crown
Wednesday 15 December 1999
Jose Sulaiman, the WBC president, has revealed that Hamed had agreed to give up one of his belts within 15 days of beating the-then WBC champion, Cesar Soto, in Detroit last October. He has yet to do so, and now Sulaiman has said the result of a formal vote on stripping Hamed will be announced next month.
"We had a very nice conversation between two people who understand each other," Sulaiman said. "He [Hamed] confirmed that he did not want to relinquish the WBO title. He wanted the WBC to allow him to have both titles and that on one occasion he would defend the WBC version and on another the WBO version.
"But that is against the regulations so we both agreed that he was keeping the WBO title and that the WBC could proceed in accordance to its rules."
Liam Neeson's Downton dreams
Thriller is set in the secret world of British espionage
Bomber jacket worn by Mary Berry sells out within an hour
Latest in Sport
- 2 Scottish independence: What you shouldn't tweet about if you want to avoid jail today
- 3 Scottish independence: Five reasons Salmond is secretly hoping for a 'No' vote
- 4 Isis plan to 'behead random member of the public' in Sydney thwarted by Australian police
- 5 Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Scottish independence: The Queen breaks silence on referendum debate – as think tank warns of £14bn black hole if Scotland votes Yes
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
Unpaid Voluntary Position : Reach Volunteering: Promising volunteer Trustee op...
£30000 - £35000 Per Annum: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd: Our client is curr...
£110 - £130 per hour: Randstad Education Reading: Psychology Teacher needed fo...
£85 - £120 per day: Randstad Education Cheshire: Randstad Education are curren...