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Martinez Vs. Cotto Will Support The “Jose Sulaiman Boxers Fund”

The World Boxing Council and the Nevada Community Foundation wish to recognize and sincerely thank the promoters of this great fight extravaganza – Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, Sampson Lewkowicz, Miguel Cotto Promotions, and Maravilla Boxing Promotions, who have announced that they will donate a dollar to the "Jose Sulaiman Boxers Fund" for each ticket sold. The fund, which is administered [...]

WBC – May 28, 2014 – News, Stats

May 28, 2014 WBC FEATHERWEIGHT DIVISION STATUS The WBC is hereby postponing until further notice the purse offer for the fight between Abner Mares vs. Jayson Velez, and a thorough revision of this division and its pending contracts and options will be addressed by the WBC Board of Governors. Mares, a former world champion now rated No. 1 in the featherweight division, had signed [...]

Stevenson vs. Fonfara stats

WBC STATISTICS WBC Light Heavyweight World Championship Montreal, Quebec, Canada – Bell Centre May 24, 2014 This will be the 1,856th fight sanctioned by the WBC in its 51-year history. GROUPE YVON MICHEL PRESENTS: ADONIS “Superman” STEVENSON Age, date of birth: 36 (September 22, 1977) Residence: Montréal, Québec, Canada Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti Record: [...]

WBC News – May 21, 2014 – Featherweight Stats

WBC STATISTICS WBC FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP May 24, 2014 Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico – Convention Center This will be the 1,857th championship fight sanctioned by the WBC in its 51-year history. PROMOCIONES DEL PUEBLO PRESENTS: JHONNY GONZALEZ (Mexico) WBC Featherweight World Champion Age, date of birth: 32 (Sept. 15, 1981) Residence: Mexico City, D. [...]

Heavyweight Division: Excitement All Over The World

The WBC is very happy to see that the heavyweight division is getting a tremendous response from the boxing community around the world. Bermane Stiverne and Chris Arreola both fought with heart and passion that heavyweight boxing has not seen in a long time. Both former WBC International champions competed to find the new WBC heavyweight champion of the world, and Bermane Stiverne now holds the [...]

WBC Suspends and Demands Public Apology from Adrien Broner

May 7, 2014: WBC Suspends and Demands Public Apology from Adrien Broner Adrien Broner, a former WBC lightweight champion, has offended many people around the world with his words during his post-fight interview after his fight against Carlos Molina. The World Boxing Council holds human equality as its banner and will not accept a former WBC champion to make racially offensive statements. [...]

Arreola vs. Stiverne statistics

WBC STATISTICS WBC Vacant Heavyweight World Championship Los Angeles, California – Galen Center, University of Southern California May 10, 2014 This will be the 1,855th fight sanctioned by the WBC in its 51-year history. DON KING PRODUCTIONS & GOOSSEN TUTOR PROMOTIONS PRESENT: BERMANE “Bware” STIVERNE (Haiti-U.S.) Ranked WBC No. 1 at heavyweight Age, date [...]

WBC: Mayweather could lose both WBC 147lb and 154lb titles

April 30, 2014 Floyd Mayweather Puts Everything on the Line WBC icon Floyd Mayweather is undoubtedly the best fighter in the world today, one of the all-time greats, and a certain future Hall of Famer. He is today’s leader in the sport, and once again demonstrates that he will fight anybody and try to give the fans of the world what they expect. Mayweather is the [...]

The WBC Position Regarding Unification Bouts

There has been a very unfortunate misinterpretation and miscommunication with regards to the WBC position concerning unification bouts between champions of different organizations. The WBC has always held very good and respectful relationships with the other boxing organizations, and the WBC recognizes as world championships the ones sanctioned by the WBA, IBF, and WBO. Over [...]

WBC News April 3

April 3, 2014 NEVADA MILITARY SUPPORT ALLIANCE - LAS VEGAS GALA On Saturday, March 29, the Nevada Military Support Alliance (NMSA) held its second annual Las Vegas Gala at the Red Rock Resort and Casino. The NMSA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support Nevada's men and women of the Armed Forces who are killed or seriously injured in combat. The principal [...]

The World Of Boxing Celebrates Justice In Japan

The WBC joins the celebration of the great news received from Japan, as the life sentence of Iwao Hakamada has been revoked and he has been freed from the Tokyo penitentiary system after 47 years. Hakamada is free and justice has prevailed after this nightmare has labeled him as the “Japanese Rubin Carter.” The WBC wishes to congratulate The Japan Pro Boxing Association for the [...]

WBC News: Solis vs Thompson

March 26, 2014 WBC International Championships Chairman Mauro Betti of Italy reports that the open scoring used in the March 22 fight between WBC International heavyweight champion Odlanier Solis and challenger Tony Thompson in Tekirdag, Turkey, was a great success. Announced in Turkish and English after the fourth and eighth rounds, the judges’ official scores added drama and excitement for [...]