Is Danny “Swift” Garcia and Amir Khan a Title Fight?
Is Danny “Swift” Garcia and Amir Khan a Title Fight?
By Ken Hissner, Doghouse Boxing (July 13, 2012) Doghouse Boxing (Photo © Gene Blevins - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions)
Amir Khan (L) - Danny Garcia (R)
On July 14th at the Mandalay Bay & Resort Casino in Las Vegas, NV, the headliner is WBC light welterweight champion from Philadelphia Danny “Swift” Garcia, 23-0 (14) defending his WBC title against the former WBA Super world and IBF champion Amir “King Khan” Khan, 26-2 (18), from the UK over 12 rounds. It also lists the WBA Super world title at stake as well as the WBC title.

When this writer goes to the ratings of both sites of the WBC and the WBA he doesn’t see Khan in the WBC’s top 40 contenders. Then going to the WBA website Lamont Peterson is listed as the WBA Super world title holder who defeated Khan last December. Khan has not fought since nor has Peterson.

The WBC site shows “Upcoming Fights” with Garcia and Khan fighting but under the heading “title” it is “lank. Going to the WBA site under “Schedule of WBA title fights” the Garcia and Khan bout is not shown.

Is this a non-title bout or a title bout? Under Article III – Championship Obligations of the WBC rules under 3.3 Qualified Challengers (b) It states “with the approval of or ratification by a majority of the Board of Governors” and then under iv. “a former world champion or elite challenger”. So if the majority of the Board of Governors approved this despite Khan not being rated by the WBC it “will be a title fight”!

Anyway you look at it “the fight goes on”. Garcia is the first Latino from Philadelphia to win a world title and will be putting his unbeaten record on the line against Khan. Both fighters predict victory. This writer knowing Garcia on a personal level “may” be favoring the Philly standout since I live outside the Philly area but still remember Khan back as far as the Olympics and being quite impressed with this future champion. No matter what this should be one interesting fight. May God bless the safety of both fighters and may the best Latino, I mean fighter win!

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