Pinklon Thomas, the World Boxing Council’s heavyweight champion, wil
CLEVELAND (AP) _ Pinklon Thomas, the World Boxing Council’s heavyweight champion, will defend his title June 15 against Mike Weaver, a promoter says.
Thomas, 25-0-1, won the title on Aug. 31, 1984, with a 12-round decision over former champion Tim Witherspoon.
Weaver, ranked as the WBC’s No. 1 heavyweight contender, lost his World Boxing Association title to Akron’s Michael Dokes on a first-round knockout on Dec. 10, 1982. Weaver’s record is 27-10-1.
In his last bout in November, Weaver was declared the winner over Tony Anthony, who was disqualified for a blow after the bell.
A site for the 12-round fight between Thomas and Weaver has not been selected, said Bill Lubinger, a spokesman for promoter Don King in Cleveland.
Lubinger said Wednesday that several sites are being considered, including Indianapolis, Atlanta, Cleveland and New York’s Madison Square Garden, as well as Vancouver and Montreal in Canada.