The WBC has defined why it is not going to sanction 12 three-minute rounds for girls’s world title fights.
Whereas the boys’s championship distance is 12 three-minute rounds, girls’s title fights are typically 10 twos.
In a trailblazing improvement in October Amanda Serrano fought 12 threes. However the WBC wouldn’t sanction it so solely her IBF, WBA and WBO belts have been on the road for that victory over Danila Ramos.
Finally Serrano vacated her WBC title in response.
At their conference final month the organisation confirmed their girls’s championship fights would stay 10 two-minute rounds. WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman defined why.
“We made a robust dedication for security. We ratified all the pieces that we’ve got studied,” Sulaiman defined.
“Whoever desires to attempt difficult dangers, it can’t be inside the WBC construction.”
He additionally cited out how thrilling latest girls’s championship fights over 10-twos have been.
“Maybe it is a coincidence, it got here naturally however the two-minute rounds create enormous motion, nice feelings,” Sulaiman stated.
“The danger with combating for extra time, you turn into extra dehydrated and likewise drained and that’s very harmful.
“We love the two-minute rounds, particularly for defense and security but in addition it is an amazing spectacle.”
The WBC is contemplating creating a brand new occasion for male boxers to compete over shorter rounds.
“We’re even trying into possibly doing a pilot take a look at or one thing for males combating two-minute rounds,” he stated. “It will likely be very fascinating.”
Serrano’s argument although is that sanctioning our bodies ought to give girls the selection to compete over the identical distance as males.
It is a stance that has been championed by different fighters. Mikaela Mayer desires to comply with Serrano’s lead and referred to as for her January 20 world title combat with Natasha Jonas to be contested over 12 three-minute rounds.
“We’re the kind of pioneers who must be doing that,” Mayer advised Sky Sports activities.
“These are the kind of strikes we must be making.”