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Nino stripped of WBC title after positive meth test

Updated: February 1, 2007, 9:09 PM ET
Associated Press

MEXICO CITY -- The WBC declared the light flyweight champion belt up for grabs Thursday, stripping Mexico's Omar Nino of the title for testing positive for methamphetamine following a Nov. 18 bout in Las Vegas.

Brian Viloria of Hawaii, currently ranked first in the weight class, will fight second-ranked Edgar Sosa of Mexico for the title, the WBC said.

The WBC said the winner will have to defend his title against the 30-year-old Nino.

"In light of the fact that the WBC believes ...

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