Canelo Alvarez will refuse to accept the WBC belt if he defeats world middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin in their super fight.
Alvarez had been in dispute with the WBC ever since they tried to force him to negotiate for this fight immediately after he knocked out Amir Khan 18 months ago.
The WBA and IBO titles will be available to Canelo, along with the IBF championship, assuming he does not weigh more than 10 lbs over the 160 lbs middleweight limit at a second check on the scales this Saturday morning.
Canelo Alvarez will reject the WBC belt if he beats middleweight kingpin Gennady Golovkin
The Mexican will still have Golovkin’s WBA, IBO and IBF titles available if he is victorious
Alvarez also banned WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman from attending the final pre-fight media conference.
The WBC have produced a special commemorative belt, as they did for Floyd Mayweather’s clash with Conor McGregor, which Golovkin will add to his collection if he wins.
Canelo and Golovkin will finally go toe-to-toe this Saturday in a middleweight showdown in Las Vegas.