WBC orders immediate rematch between Tony Harrison and Jermell Charlo

The WBC has ordered an immediate rematch between Tony Harrison and former junior middleweight world titleholder Jermell Charlo.

Last month, Harrison controversially outpointed Charlo at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Charlo not only lost his belt, but he also surrendered his previously unbeaten record. FightNights.com scored the fight 116-112 for Charlo.

"You know they took that fight from me," said Charlo (31-1-1, 15 KO's). "I was there, pushing the action the whole time. He was moving around just going to the jab, one or two punches. He didn't win that fight. He knows I won that fight."

Harrison has stood firm that he was the victor.

"I grinded. I grinded, I grinded and I grinded," he said. "I showed championship composure. I didn't have to do much. I used my jab. I used my ring generalship. I kept him at bay."

The WBC has also ordered a new final eliminator between undefeated Russian 154-pound titlist Sergey Vorobiev and Tanzanian Hassan Mwakinyo. The winner will become the mandatory challenger to the winner of Charlo-Harrison II.

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