28-year old unrated boxer fights for
a WBC "Youth" title
by Sue TL Fox
August 15, 2011
(AUG 15) On August 13,
2011, at the Deportivo Tlalli, in Tlalnepantla, México, Ibeth
Zamora Silva, 22 years old, of Mexico, 108, fought unrated
Yacksury Gordon, 28 years old, 108, in the defense of her WBC
Youth female light flyweight title. Silva won by a third round
TKO over Gordon.
WBAN received many emails reporting to us about this WBC "Youth"
title fight, that the boxing community wanted to have added to
our new segment:
TITLE FIGHTS: YOU
HAVE TO BE KIDDING! (Ask and ye shall
receive---this fight qualifies to be documented in
that database that will archive any and all questionable title
bouts in the sport.).
In their WBC youth rules that is posted on the net, they state
"At the discretion of the World Boxing Council Youth
Committee, a current Youth Champion will be allowed to defend
his title against a qualified opponent over the age of 22
years/11 months in the champion’s weight class. If the champion
is victorious he retains the title and the fight will count as a
title defense. If he is defeated the title will be declared
vacant.(This rule is an exception to the general rules
for the “superstar” fighter and will not be applied on a regular
Link to their WBC Rules
So, apparently, is it at the discretion of the WBC, to allow
the champion to fight much older boxers, who incidentally are unranked boxers?
And so what IS in it for the
opponent fighting the defending Youth fighter(s)----one might ask?
Apparently the older mature adult fighter gets "Nothing" if they win.
They receive NO BELT? The
title becomes VACANT? What in the world are these people smoking?
Tale of the Tape for the Ratings of both boxers:
Silva rated #4 as a junior flyweight, Gordon, not rated. Ratings
Information for the
Ratings: Rated #7 as a Strawweight, Gordon, not rated.
Ratings: Silva rated #4 strawweight, Gordon, not rated.