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Hearn expects WBC to decide Dillian Whyte’s case by next week

By Scott Gilfoid: Eddie Hearn says he expects the WBC to make a decision this week on whether #1 WBC Dillian Whyte is made the mandatory for the winner of the May 18th fight between World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and Dominic Breazeale.  → read full story

Canelo makes 30-day pre-weight for Jacobs fight

By Mark Eisner: WBA/WBC middleweight champion Saul Canelo Alvarez weighed in at 168.2 pounds for his 30-day weigh-in for his unification fight against IBF champion Daniel Jacobs on May 4 on DAZN at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.  → read full story

WBC president meets with Mikey Garcia next week to talk lightweight situation

By Dan Ambrose: Mikey Garcia (39-1, 30 KOs) will be meeting with World Boxing Council president Mauricio Sulaiman next week to talk about what he plans on doing with his WBC lightweight title, according to ESPN Desportes.  → read full story

WBC rules Anthony Dirrell faces David Benavidez next, Avni Yildirim fights winner

By Mike Smith: The WBC has determined that they will not be ordering an immediate rematch between Anthony Dirrell and Avni Yildirim.  → read full story

WBC orders Deontay Wilder to face Dominic Breazeale next

STATUS OF THE WBC HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION I. BACKGROUND During the WBC 55th Annual Convention in Baku, Azerbaijan, in October of 2017, the WBC Board of Governors voted to accept a final elimination bout in the Heavyweight Division between Dominic Breazeale and Eric Molina.  → read full story

Yildirim appeals to WBC, wants Dirrell rematch

By Jim Dower: Avni Yildirim (21-2, 12 KOs) and his promoter Ahmet Oener traveled to the World Boxing Council’s headquarter on Tuesday to meet with WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman to speak to him to have a rematch ordered against Anthony ‘The Dog’ Dirrell (33-1-1, 24 KOs), who defeated ‘Mr.  → read full story

Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury II NOT happening next

By Chris Williams: Top Rank has reportedly let the World Boxing Council know that Tyson Fury will NOT be fighting WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder next, but instead he’ll take an interim fight in May or June before making the rematch with ‘The Bronze Bomber’ in the fall, according to Mike Coppinger.  → read full story

Canelo vs. Jacobs: WBC to create special belt for fight

By Sean Jones: The WBC will be creating a special artisan belt for the May 4 unification fight between Saul Canelo Alvarez and Daniel Jacobs at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.  → read full story

Teofimo Lopez in Mexico to ask WBC for title shot

By Aragon Garcia: Unbeaten Teofimo Lopez traveled to Mexico on Thursday to meet with World Boxing Council president Mauricio Sulaiman to ask him to be moved from #5 to #1 in the WBC’s rankings in order to get a title shot at the WBC lightweight title should champion Mikey Garcia vacate the title in the […]

WBC: annual report

By Mauricio Sulaiman 2018 IN NUMBERS WBC CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHTS WBC Championship Fights / # of fights World Championship (Male) 44 Silver Championship (Male) 23 World Championship (Female) 36 Silver Championship (Female) 7 The WBC celebrated its 2,000th championship fight in an historic event, in which the Mexican-American José Carlos Ramirez defeated Amir Imam, to become […]

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