Friday, June 12, 2009

Moore and Munroe's Championship Targets

FTM stable stars Jamie Moore and Rendall Munroe are set to earn WBC title fights next year.The pair were celebrating last night after the Mexico City based governing body gave them impressive world rankings in their latest ratings. European light-middleweight champion Moore is rated third in their rankings for the 11st crown currently held by Argentina's Sergio Martinez.Leicester dustman Munroe has gone one better and is number two for the 8st 10lb title which is worn by Japan's Toshiaki Nishioka. The fighters promoter Frank Maloney will now lead a delegation to the WBC convention in Jeju, South Korea in November and lobby for both fighters to become mandatory contenders. Maloney said: "Both fighters are in a great position to get themselves world title fights in the next 12 months. "It could be possible for the current champion to make voluntaries particularly Martinez, but I feel sure both fighters can earn mandatory status." Southpaw Munroe, 28, has made three successful defences of the European super-bantamweight title and recently became Commonwealth champion. Moore, 30, is injury free for the first time in years and that showed when he captured the Euro championship with a third round stoppage of former world champion Michele Piccirillo earlier this year.

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