BOXING manager Aljoe Jaro said he is all set to sue the World Boxing Council if it does not set up Denver Cuello for a world title fight in April against reigning minimumweight champion Xiong Zhao Zhong of China.
Jaro told Spin.ph his camp had agreed to give way to the fight between Xiong and Mexican Javier Resendiz for the vacant championship last November and was assured that Cuello will be given the right to challenge for the 105-lb division title in April. According to the boxing manager, however, the WBC is not too keen to arrange the fight anymore.
“Nakahanda na ang demanda namin, may hawak kaming dokumento. May agreement sila sa amin, may gurantee sila na mag step aside lang kami tapos ilalaban na kami sa title fight,” said Jaro, although he did not provide details about the documents he was referring to.
“Tingin ko napulitika kami, ang laki siguro ng binayad ng mga handlers nung China. Money talks yan. Pinangakuan na kami tapos ngayon biglang hindi raw muna ulit. Another voluntary defense daw muna si Xiong,” complained Jaro, himself a former boxer.
The Jaro boxing stable owner also believes the handlers of the pint-sized Xiong are avoiding the hard-hitting Cuello.
“Talagang sasagasaan lang siya ni Denver, kaya natatakot ’yung mga ’yun. Kaya siguro gumagawa ng paraan. Pagna-agaw kasi natin yung korona sa kanila, wala ulit world champion ang China,” declared Jaro.
For his part, Cuello told spin.ph that if no title fight is staged soon, he would ask his manager to bring him to other boxing organizations.
“Ginawa ko na lahat pero ilang taon na akong hindi binibigyan ng WBC ng championship fight, lagi na lang second rate,” said Cuello, a WBC Silver (marginal) belt holder.
Cuello has won his last 11 fights, the most recent a 10-round unanimous decision over Ivan Meneses of Mexico in September.