The WBC board of governors has finalized the process and has determined the final ruling regarding the lightweight division status.
The WBC has accepted Vasiliy Lomachenko petition to fight for the WBC lightweight title. A fight between mandatory challenger, Luke Campbell, from UK and multiple weight division champion, Vasiliy Lomachenko, from Ukraine, with the vacant WBC lightweight championship on the line, is officially ordered.
Mikey Garcia, as WBC Emeritus champion, reserves his right to fight for the lightweight title.
A tournament will be ordered to determine the mandatory challenger of the division with the following fights.
Silver champion, from Russia, Zaur Abdullaev must fight Devin Haney, from USA and Teofimo Lopez, from Honduras, must face Javier Fortuna, from Dominican Republic.
The winners of these matches will fight each other to determine the mandatory contender of the division.
The WBC is extremely happy with this resolution which will bring very important activity to the division including 7 amazing fighters from different countries, making this process a true world competition.