Before Tyson Fury wasted a lot of time trying to get a fight against David Haye, he was ranked high by the WBC and within position to compete for the WBC heavyweight title. But with two fights against Haye falling through, Fury now finds himself having been dropped to No.8 by the World Boxing Council, and he’s nowhere near getting a crack at that belt. Needless to say, Fury’s not happy about it and he complained at length about it on Buncey’s Boxing Podcast this week.
Here’s some of what Fury said:
“There was three people eligible to fight for the vacant WBC title. One of them was me because I beat Kevin Johnson in a WBC eliminator. Another one was Bermane Stiverne because he beat Chris Arreola in an eliminator. Continue reading
Not surprisingly the World Boxing Council has given WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (45-2, 41 KO’s) another delay, this one until December 15th, to make a decision about whether he’ll choose to defend his WBC crown ever again. The thing is the WBC already gave Vitali a November 30th extension to make a decision about whether he’ll fight again or not, and when that time came, Vitali got another extension.
Vitali must have a lot weighing on him for him not to be able to make a decision and needing multiple delays whether to say if he’ll fight or not. He’s involved in a political career in Ukraine and that could be the reason why he’s unable to make a decision right now whether to carry on or not. Continue reading
After careful thought and consideration with my family and team, I have decided to relinquish my WBC Super Middleweight World Champion Emeritus Title. As has been recently reported, the WBC elected to strip me of my world title belt, making the upcoming bout between Sakio Bika and Marco Antonio Periban for the vacant Super Middleweight Title. After consultation with my manager James Prince and attorney Josh Dubin, it is my belief that the WBC did not have the right to strip me of my World Title and name me Champion Emeritus.
We voiced our position to the WBC, and after several discussions, have agreed to disagree with their interpretation of the facts and rules. In our opinion, we feel strongly that I did not violate the rules in any manner whatsoever. Continue reading
The WBA Super middleweight Champion Andre Ward has been stripped of his WBC title due to inactivity. Ward’s last fight was September 8th 2012 against Chad Dawson. On January 4th of this year he underwent surgery to a tear on his right shoulder and begun his rehabilitation process. The WBC has since named him ‘champion emeritus’ meaning that he can fight for the WBC belt when he returns.
The #2 pound-for-pound champ seems to be in good spirits about the stripped title tweeting, “Thankful for every belt that I’ve won in my career and I desire to win more, but the belts don’t make the fighter, the fighter makes the belts.” Continue reading
News: Robert Guerrero receives World Boxing Council interim 147 lb Belt in Mexico City; Billy C Boxing Network; Holm-Lamare II 12/7
(Photo credit: Alma Montiel/WBC) September 25, 2012 – 6-Time world champion, Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero was honored by the World Boxing Council (WBC) today in Mexico City, as officially received his world title belt after defeating Selcuk Aydin last month in San Jose.
“I want to thank the WBC and their entire organization along with Golden Boy Promotions, for giving me the opportunity to fight for the WBC title. I take great pride in wearing the green belt and will continue to fight the best that come my way.”
This week in the Billy C Boxing Network
The Billy C Boxing network brings another packed week of news and events. Starting Monday 9/24/2012 when Billy opened up the fresh LIVE episodes TalkinBoxing with Billy C TV&Radio episodes, Mondays show began with emails from fans around the world, thoughts on Pacquiao beginning to seek a Mayweather fight with and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.’s apology. In addition to giving you all the latest Boxing News, Boxing History, the best guests from the past, present and boxing’s future, along with Billy C’s opinions, the Blast from the Past will feature Former World Champion and Boxing Hall of Famer, Matthew Saad Muhammad. This week Billy C will continue his Greatest Fights Series with the Rocky Marciano – Jersey Joe Walcott fight from September 23, 1952. Continue reading
September 4, 2012 – Mexico City.
From the office of WBC President Dr. José Sulaimán: The following is one of the weekly “Hook to the Liver” columns by WBC President Dr. José Sulaimán that are published in El Universal every Sunday. From September 2, translated from Spanish:
HOOK TO THE LIVER
By José Sulaimán: I boarded my flight from London to Moscow, bound for the great fight between heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko and Manuel Charr, who was born in Lebanon – the first “countryman” of my dad to fight for a world title. This, I’m convinced, will thrill all Lebanese people within the great nation of Lebanon itself – described as the land of paradise in the Bible, as well as those whose destinies are spread far and wide, covering the four corners of the Earth. The fight will be the second WBC world championship in Russia. Champion Vitali Klitschko is already close to retirement, aged forty, but still incredibly strong and skillful.
I wish to be beside him in his last fights because of the great admiration, respect, and fond friendship I have for him. Continue reading