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WBC News: President Meets President

By Carlos Alfaro, Canal 4 – Managua

Nicaragua’s President, Daniel Ortega, has met with Mauricio Sulaiman, the President of the World Boxing Council, together with boxing champions Ricardo Mayorga, Roman “Chocolatito” González and Rosendo “Bufalo” Alvarez. Continue reading

WBC light welterweight title declared vacant, Viktor Postol vs Lucas Matthysse ordered

Danny Garcia spoke to WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman and after a very emotional conversation, agreed to relinquish his Green and Gold belt. The World Boxing Council has declared the WBC super lightweight title vacant. Danny’s weight situation forced his decision to fight at welterweight and confirmed his physical ability to compete in that division while assessing the possibility of returning to 140 pounds. Continue reading

RIP Referee Frank Capucchino

The WBC declares a day of mourning, due to the sad passing of great Referee, Frank Capucchino, at the age of eighty six.

Frank was born on February 7th, 1929 in California but he grew up along with with his brother Vic and Family in Kensington, Philadelphia. Continue reading

Video: Povetkin vs Perez – Weigh in

Weigh-In Results from Moscow:

– Alexander Povetkin 105.1 kg vs Mike Perez 109.1 kg
– Grigory Drozd 90.6 kg vs Lukasz Janik 90.7 kg
– Rakhim Chakhkiev 90.4 kg vs Junior Anthony Wright 89.8 kg
– Dmitri Kudryashov 90.7 kg vs Vikapita Meroro 90.8 kg
– Svetlana Kulakov 64.1 kg vs Marie Riderer 62.8 kg
– Dmitry Bivol 80.7 kg vs Joe Vegas of 81.5 kg
– Ramzan Baysarov 71.5 kg – Andrei Polyakov 69.4 kg
– Manuel Charr , 114.6 kg vs Alex Leapai 114.6 kg Continue reading

Willie Monroe Jr. – Non-Compliance With WBC Safety Rules

The World Boxing Council hereby informs that boxer Willie Monroe Jr., who will fight Gennady Golovkin on May 16 at The Forum in Los Angeles, has notified via his promoter, Art Pelullo from Banner Promotions, that he will not comply with the WBC safety requirements. Consequently, he will not compete for the WBC interim championship in possession of Gennady Golovkin, and in case he wins, he will not be the mandatory opponent for Miguel Cotto’s championship.

Willie Monroe Jr. will not submit the safety 30-day weigh-in, the safety 7-day weigh-in, and will not present the mandatory thorough medical examinations as required by the WBC. Continue reading

Sulaiman: May/Pac Belt has 3,000 emeralds, it’s beautiful and it’s absolutely priceless!

A press conference was held today at Foro Mazaryk in Mexico City to unveil the Emerald Belt that will be presented to the winner of the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao fight on May 2nd. Over 200 journalists were in attendance.

Former WBC heavyweight world champion Larry Holmes was on hand as a representative for former WBC champions, and current WBC champions were represented by WBC light heavyweight world champion Adonis Stevenson.

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman said, “The WBC displayed over six generations of championship belts today, and presented the unique Emerald Belt. We are very happy, because everybody in the industry worked together to make this fight happen – the television networks, the promoters, the managers, and especially the boxers. We had at the press conference, together on the same stage, Televisa and Azteca for the first time ever. Both will show the fight in Mexico on May 2nd.” Continue reading

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