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November 19, 2010 – Mexico City.

From the office of WBC President Dr. José Sulaimán:

WBC STATISTICS

WBC Middleweight World Championship

Boardwalk Hall - Atlantic City, New Jersey

November 20, 2010

This will be the 1,829th fight sanctioned by the WBC in its 48-year history.

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SERGIO “Maravilla” MARTINEZ (Argentina)

WBC Middleweight World Champion

Age: 35 (February 21, 1975 )

Birthplace: Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Residence: Oxnard, California

Record: 45-2-2, 24 KOs

Stance: Lefthanded

Total rounds: 337

World title fights: 4 (3-0-1)

Promoter: Lou DiBella



PAUL “The Punisher” WILLIAMS (United States)

WBC No. 2 ranked middleweight contender

Age: 29 (July 27, 1981)

Birthplace: Aiken, South Carolina

Residence: Augusta, Georgia

Record: 39-1, 27 KOs

Stance: Lefthanded

Total rounds: 181

World title fights: 4 (3-1-0)

Promoter: Goossen Tutor Promotions



WBC MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONS:

1. Dick Tiger (Nigeria)

2. Joey Giardello (US)

3. Dick Tiger (Nigeria) *

4. Emile Griffith (Virg. Island)

5. Nino Benvenuti (Italy)

6. Emile Griffith (Virg. Islands) *

7. Nino Benvenuti (Italy) *

8. Carlos Monzon (Argentina)

9. Rodrigo Valdez (Colombia)

10. Carlos Monzon (Argentina) *

11. Rodrigo Valdez (Colombia) *

12. Hugo Corro (Argentina)

13. Vito Antuofermo (Italy)

14. Alan Minter (GB)

15. Marvin Hagler (US)

16. Ray Leonard (US)

17. Thomas Hearns (US)

18. Iran Barkley (US)

19. Roberto Duran (Panama)

20. Julian Jackson (Virg. Island)

21. Gerald McClellan (US)

22. Julian Jackson (Virg. Islands) *

23. Quincy Taylor (US)

24. Keith Holmes (US)

25. Hassine Cherifi (France)

26. Keith Holmes (US) *

27. Bernard Hopkins (US)

28. Jermain Taylor (US)

29. Kelly Pavlik (US)

30. Sebastian Zbik (Germany) Interim

31. Sergio Martinez (Argentina)

* Regained title



WBC TOP 10:

1. Ray Leonard

2. Bernard Hopkins

3. Thomas Hearns

4. Carlos Monzon

5. Joey Giardello

6. Dick Tiger

7. Gerald McClellan

8. Nino Benvenuti

9. Emile Griffith

10. Rodrigo Valdez



GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE MIDDLEWEIGHT DIVISION IN THE HISTORY OF THE WBC:

24 world champions have been recognized by the WBC, seven of whom have regained the title: Dick Tiger (Nigeria), Emile Griffith (Virg. Is.), Nino Benvenuti (Italy), Carlos Monzon (Argentina), Rodrigo Valdez (Colombia), Julian Jackson (Virg. Is.), Keith Holmes (US).



102 middleweight world championship bouts have been held in the history of the WBC, 62 of which have taken place in the United States.



MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD TITLE FIGHTS BY COUNTRY IN WBC HISTORY:

US: 62

Italy: 8

Monaco: 6

France: 6

Germany: 5

England: 3

Argentina: 3

Mexico: 2

Colombia: 2

Yugoslavia: 1

Spain: 1

Puerto Rico: 1

Nigeria: 1

Denmark: 1

Total: 102



WBC TITLE FIGHTS IN NEW JERSEY IN WBC HISTORY:

61 WBC world championship fights have been held in New Jersey in the history of the WBC.

This will be the 8th WBC middleweight world championship fight in New Jersey in the history of the WBC.



14 WBC light heavyweight world championship fights have been held in New Jersey, the most of any division in the history of the WBC.



BREAKDOWN BY DIVISION:

Light heavy: 14

Welter: 9

Heavy: 8

Middle: 7

Super light: 6

Cruiser: 4

Super bantam: 4

Light: 3

Super welter: 2

Feather: 2

Super feather: 1

Super fly: 1

Total bouts: 61



WORLD MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT BY COUNTRY IN WBC HISTORY:

US: 62

Italy: 8

Monaco: 6

France: 6

Germany: 5

England: 3

Argentina: 3

Mexico: 2

Colombia: 2

Yugoslavia: 1

Spain: 1

Puerto Rico: 1

Nigeria: 1

Denmark: 1

Total: 95



WBC Statistics by Luis Medina.

Article posted on 19.11.2010



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