Canadian Professional Boxing Council

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Early History

The Canadian Professional Boxing Council (CPBC) was founded by Vince Bagnato in 1976 as an alternative to the Canadian Boxing Federation. The first CPBC heavyweight championship contest was held in 1976 between George Jerome and Paul Nielsen, with Neilsen winning the title. The following year the CPBC recognized Clyde Gray as the legitimate Canadian welterweight champion, claiming that Canadian Boxing Federation champion Ray Chavez Guerrero was ineligible for national championship competition because he was born in Venezuela.

Current Manifestation

The CPBC was revived in 2010 by current president Don Collette. CPBC champions in the twenty first century include prominent Canada boxers Jason Douglas, Roberto McLellan. Ali Nestor Charles and Tebor Brosch.