WBC Super Featherweight champion Takashi Miura (27-2-2, 20) was awarded an "Honorary Mention" by the WBC on their website for the month of January 2013.
The Japanese banger, who beat up Dante Jordan on New Years Eve, was beaten to honour of "Boxer of the Month" by Canadian Jean Pascal who defeated Lucian Bute on January 25th.
Although Miura actually defended a world title in his bout the WBC seemed to feel that Pascal, who won the WBC "Diamond" belt was a more worthy winner. Looking from a neutral's point of view however it's hard to see what the WBC saw, Miura looked a lot better in destroying Dante than Pascal looked in his unentertaining battle with Bute.
We are still waiting for the updated WBC rankings, though we do expect some changes with their last rankings having been published way back in in December 2013. Sadly with the passing of Jose Sulaiman we realise that the WBC won't be running like they have done in the past few years and a few delays are to be expected.
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