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WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman Joins P&C + Lomachenko-Lopez Reaction & Pound-for-Pound Rankings The Pug and Copp Boxing Show: A show about Boxing

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In this jumbo edition of Pug and Copp, the titular hosts react to Teofimo Lopez's wild victory over Vasiliy Lomachenko (:30). What does this victory mean for Lopez, and what about the loss for Lomachenko? What was said after the fight (9:00)? What can we glean from the promising ratings (15:30)? Plus, Mike and Lance share their updated pound-for-pound rankings after Lopez-Lomachenko (18:30). Next, the guys welcome WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman to the program to discuss this past weekend's blockbuster bout (22:00). Sulaiman and Mike debate the worth and level of pellucidity of franchise champions (23:15), and Sulaiman elaborates of Lopez's authority as a franchise champion (27:30). Is there a chance the franchise champion designation will be reevaluated because of apparent confusion (30:00)? What's the future of judging? The trio talk enhancing scorekeeping following an egregious tally by a judge in Saturday's fight (34:15). Sulaiman details the advent of WBC's new 224-pound weight division (40:30). What purpose does this new class serve? Who could we potentially see featured in this strata, and, again, is this another wrinkle that will confuse fans rather than amp them up?

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In this jumbo edition of Pug and Copp, the titular hosts react to Teofimo Lopez's wild victory over Vasiliy Lomachenko (:30). What does this victory mean for Lopez, and what about the loss for Lomachenko? What was said after the fight (9:00)? What can we glean from the promising ratings (15:30)? Plus, Mike and Lance share their updated pound-for-pound rankings after Lopez-Lomachenko (18:30). Next, the guys welcome WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman to the program to discuss this past weekend's blockbuster bout (22:00). Sulaiman and Mike debate the worth and level of pellucidity of franchise champions (23:15), and Sulaiman elaborates of Lopez's authority as a franchise champion (27:30). Is there a chance the franchise champion designation will be reevaluated because of apparent confusion (30:00)? What's the future of judging? The trio talk enhancing scorekeeping following an egregious tally by a judge in Saturday's fight (34:15). Sulaiman details the advent of WBC's new 224-pound weight division (40:30). What purpose does this new class serve? Who could we potentially see featured in this strata, and, again, is this another wrinkle that will confuse fans rather than amp them up?

Follow Mike on Twitter: @MikeCoppinger
Follow Lance on Twitter: @pugboxing
Follow Mauricio Sulaiman on Twitter: @wbcmoro
Join The Athletic for just $1 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/pugandcopp
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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