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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

The WBC Meets The Ontario Athletic Commission

From the inception of boxing as a regulated sport, the rules have been directed toward increasing the safety of the sport and preventing injuries to boxers. The World Boxing Council (“WBC”), especially under the leadership of our President For Life Don José Sulaimán (RIP), has been a pioneer of the research and rule making that has led to the safest environment for boxing in the history of the sport. The WBC ́s principal mission remains to take all necessary steps to make our sport safer for all boxers, so when they retire, they can enjoy a long life with no limitations. Continue reading

World Boxing Council orders Stevenson vs. Kovalev

The WBC has initiated the free negotiations period for the mandatory title defense between WBC light heavyweight world champion Adonis Stevenson and Sergey Kovalev, with a purse offer date of April 17, 2015, in case there is no agreement between the parties.

The WBC is extremely proud to continue with the task of securing the fights that the fans want and deserve to see. During the historic 52nd Annual Convention in Las Vegas in December of last year, the WBC voted unanimously in favor of a proposal which would lead to the unification of the light heavyweight division. Since then, Stevenson defended the WBC title in December, and Kovalev defeated Jean Pascal to determine the mandatory challenger with a spectacular victory that was aso for the WBC Diamond belt. Continue reading

Mayweather-Pacquiao to fight for WBC Emerald belt

And the WINNER adorning MEGAFIGHT – The WBC Emerald Belt.

After an intense voting week, fans have ruled that the winner of MEGFIGHT between Mayweather vs. Pacquiao will triumphantly hold aloft … The Emerald Belt!

This exquisite masterpiece is especially designed by the World Boxing Council for a unique bout that is already gracing the pages of boxing history. Continue reading

WBC – Feb. 12, 2015 – U.S. Congress

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman and the WBC champions were honored to be acknowledged by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Congresswoman Grace Napolitano at the United States Capitol last November. After a wonderful Mexican style lunch that was actually prepared by the Congresswoman followed by a tour of Congress, we had a meeting with delegates from Congress and the Hispanic Caucus. Continue reading

WBC – Jan. 13, 2015 – Weight Divisions

Unification of Names of the 17 Weight Divisions

The WBC and the WBA have agreed in having the same names for all 17 weight divisions, and final confirmation is pending from the IBF. This will clear the so many different names which create confusion among, fans, commissions, media, and all involved in the boxing industry. Continue reading