The WBC is very happy to see that the heavyweight division is getting a tremendous response from the boxing community around the world. Continue reading
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.
Since words can be interpreted in different ways, the WBC is issuing this open letter to Mr. Broner to either clarify his statement, or to issue a public apology if those words were intended to be disrespectful and offensive. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
The WBC joins the celebration of the great news received from Japan, as the life sentence of Iwao Hakamada has been revoked and he has been freed from the Tokyo penitentiary system after 47 years.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.” Continue reading
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 the fans in the arena and watching on television. And with both fighters and their corners knowing the scores, they were able to make adjustments at critical times and rally. Thompson won the title with a very close split decision. Continue reading
The WBC Praises the Puerto Rico Boxing Commission.
The WBC is very proud to be back in Puerto Rico for a major boxing show with the title defense of WBC super lightweight world champion Danny Garcia against Mauricio Herrera, and the heavyweight final elimination fight between Deontay Wilder and Malik Scott. Continue reading
WBC Super Lightweight World Championship
Bayamon, Puerto Rico – Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez
March 15, 2014
GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS PRESENTS:
GARCIA VS HERRERA
DANNY “Swift” GARCIA (United States)
WBC Super Lightweight World Champion
Age, date of birth: 25 (March 20, 1988) Continue reading