Nonito "Filipino Flash" Donaire may lose bantamweight title for failing to comply with WBC regulations
(SPOT.ph) The World Boxing Championship (WBC) posted a notice on their website reminding Nonito "The Filipino Flash" Donaire to defend his bantamweight title or face being deposed, reports ABS-CBN News.
According to the report, WBC requires all champions to make a title defense every four months. Donaire nabbed the Bantamweight World Champion belt from Fernando Montiel on Feb. 19-four months and 17 days ago. Failure to comply with the regulations would strip Donaire of the title and declare it vacant.
According to WBCboxing.com, officials have tried to contact Donaire twice but to no avail. The Philippine Star reports that Donaire is currently in the middle of a contractual dispute with his promoter, Top Rank Inc. and rival promoter, Golden Boy Promotions.