American boxer light weight Devin Hani (24-0, 15 KO) has not yet been restored to the status of the current world champion by the WBC, as mentioned earlier. This was reported by the journalist, ESPN’s Dan Rafael, citing the President of the world Boxing Council Mauricio Sulaiman.
“WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman announced that, contrary to recent reports, the organization did not restore the Devin Hani in the status of world champion in the lightweight division. Hani released a title and was recognized as “the champion in holiday” in November because of a shoulder injury, which forced him to spend a mandatory defense. Suleiman reiterated the desire of Hani to regain the title, but added that the decision has been made.
It was assumed that the vacant title will be contested between Luke Campbell and Javier Fortuna, the match which was postponed from the 17th of April because of the epidemic of the coronavirus. “We have received from Heini letter and then requested a medical report on his injury. As soon as we receive a response, the WBC will review the matter and take necessary action. The match Campbell – Fortuna already approved, the contract is signed and we will take this into account”.
In the lightweight division three belts owned by the Ukrainian Vasyl Lomachenko (14-1, 10 KO), which is a franchise WBC champion and has the belt WBA Super and WBO Super. The title of world champion IBF holds American Teofino Lopez (15-0, 12 KO). Their unification fight for the belt 4 can be held in the summer or fall.