Day three of the World Boxing Council’s 52nd annual convention at The Mirage was devoted mainly to mandatory title defenses.
Heavyweight: Since world champion Bermane Stiverne of Canada won a vacant title, he is required by WBC rules to make two mandatory title defenses. The first, against No. 1 ranked Deontay Wilder of the United States, has been announced for January 17. The second mandatory challenger is Bryant Jennings of the U.S. If Jennings takes another fight instead, the WBC approved a final eliminator between No. 2 ranked Alexander Povetkin of Russia vs. No. 4 ranked Mike Perez of Cuba/Ireland to determine the second mandatory challenger. Continue reading
The opening ceremonies of the 52nd annual World Boxing Council convention were held this morning in the Mirage Event Center at the The Mirage in Las Vegas, which has hosted numerous legendary fights.
The masters of ceremony were Jimmy Lennon Jr. and WBC legal counselors Robert Lenhardt and Alberto Leon. Continue reading
R.I.P. – WBC President Dr. José Sulaimán – 1931-2014
December 11, 2014
GALAXY OF STARS AT WBC CONVENTION
The World Boxing Council’s annual convention is the largest yearly gathering of the world boxing community, and the 52nd annual convention at The Mirage in Las Vegas next week – from December 14 (arrival) to December 20 (departure) will be no exception. Continue reading
The German Boxing Commission (Bund Deutscher Berufsboxer – BDB) and the World Boxing Council (WBC) have jointly declared the WBC Silver flyweight championship between Raja Amasheh and Amira Hamzaoui as a “no contest” due to irregularities in scoring and with the officials. Continue reading
The WBC is proud to announce the confirmation of an agreement during the free negotiation period between the camps of WBC Heavyweight Champion Bermane Stiverne and WBC mandatory contender Deontay Wilder. Consequently, the purse bid process for this mandatory fight is cancelled. Continue reading
WBC Interim Middleweight World Championship
Carson, California – StubHub Center
October 18, 2014
This will be the 1,872nd fight sanctioned by the WBC in its 51-year history. Continue reading
From Bob Yalen, WBC Supervisor at the September 27 cruiserweight world title fight in Moscow: Continue reading
AMATEUR BOXING MUST SURVIVE AND AIBA SHOULD RETURN TO ITS ROOTS
Boxing provides equal opportunities to participants from all countries of the world. That principle holds for amateur boxers seeking medals in Olympic competition as well as for professionals trying to conquer world championships. Continue reading
WBC FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
October 4, 2014
Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico – Cancha De Usos Multiples Praderas De Villa
This will be the 1,869th fight sanctioned by the WBC in its 51-year history. Continue reading
FLOYD MAYWEATHER VS. MANNY PACQUIAO
After Floyd Mayweather clearly defeated Marcos Maidana in their much anticipated rematch, there have been countless news stories, articles and statements in the press regarding the fight that has been in the makings for several years. Clearly and simply – the world wants to see Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao.