January 14, 2015
2015 will certainly be the rebirth of boxing with worldwide attention.
The WBC praises the new NBC boxing program, which will bring boxing back to free network television on a regular basis in the United States after 30 years of absence.
It is certain that boxing fans in the U.S. will enjoy seeing boxing in this new series, and many new fans will arrive from the “Premier Boxing Champions” series.
The WBC joins the world of boxing in congratulating NBC and Mr. Al Haymon, as this is great news for the greatest, number-one country in boxing history – the United States – where from the 70s to the 90s great superstars were showcased on network television such as Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvin Hagler, and many, many more. Network television is also a great complement to the subscription networks and pay-per-view.
The WBC will be 100 percent supportive of this initiative.
The model of free television has worked with unprecedented results in other countries. Mexico today enjoys boxing cards on Televisa, Azteca, and Cadena Tres every Saturday night, and boxing has made a resurgence in this country. The same is true in several other countries.
In addition, the many great fights that can be made this year make us believe that our sport will find 2015 as the rebirth of the world popularity of boxing.
Boxing is as strong as ever, and many great champions will enter the new golden era of boxing.
· Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao, or any combination of fights between Mayweather, Pacquiao, Miguel Cotto, Canelo Alvarez, Juan Manuel Marquez, Amir Khan, Danny Garcia, and Sergio Martinez.
· The heavyweight division is back, as this Saturday the Bermane Stiverne vs. Deontay Wilder fight will be of world interest.
· The super middleweight and light heavyweight divisions are filled with stars such as Adonis Stevenson, Sergey Kovalev, Jean Pascal, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Carl Froch, Andre Ward, Anthony Dirrell, George Groves, and others.
· The lower weight divisions have tremendous talent, with stars all over the world such as Leo Santa Cruz, Jhonny Gonzalez, Abner Mares, Carlos Cuadras, Shinsuke Yamanaka, Takashi Miura, Naoya Inoue, and many more.
The WBC wishes the boxing community of the world a great 2015 and looks forward to a great year with great fights, as well as reciprocity agreements to take boxing to its highest level in this new golden era of the sport.