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* The '''World Boxing Council''' (WBC) was formed in 1963 and is based in Mexico.
 
* The '''World Boxing Council''' (WBC) was formed in 1963 and is based in Mexico.
* President: [[Jose Sulaiman|José Sulaimán Chagnón]]
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* [http://www.wbcboxing.com/ Official site]
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| align="center" | Heavyweight || align="center" | [[Vitali Klitschko]] || align="center" | 2008 Oct 11 || align="center" | [[WBC Heavyweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBC Heavyweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
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| align="center" | Heavyweight || align="center" | [[Bermane Stiverne]] || align="center" | 2014 May 10 || align="center" | [[WBC Heavyweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBC Heavyweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
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| align="center" | Cruiserweight || align="center" | [[Krzysztof Wlodarczyk]] || align="center" | 2010 May 15 || align="center" | [[WBC Cruiserweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBC Cruiserweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
| align="center" | Cruiserweight || align="center" | [[Krzysztof Wlodarczyk]] || align="center" | 2010 May 15 || align="center" | [[WBC Cruiserweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBC Cruiserweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
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| align="center" | Light Heavyweight || align="center" | [[Chad Dawson]] || align="center" | 2012 Apr 28 || align="center" | [[WBC Light Heavyweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBC Light Heavyweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
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| align="center" | Light Heavyweight || align="center" | [[Adonis Stevenson]] || align="center" | 2013 Jun 8 || align="center" | [[WBC Light Heavyweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBC Light Heavyweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
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| align="center" | Super Middleweight || align="center" | [[Andre Ward]] || align="center" | 2011 Dec 17 || align="center" | [[WBC Super Middleweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBC Super Middleweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
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| align="center" | Super Middleweight || align="center" | [[Anthony Dirrell]] || align="center" | 2014 Aug 16 || align="center" | [[WBC Super Middleweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBC Super Middleweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
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| align="center" | Middleweight || align="center" | [[Sergio Gabriel Martinez]] || align="center" | 2012 Sep 15 || align="center" | [[WBC Middleweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBC Middleweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
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| align="center" | Middleweight || align="center" | [[Miguel Cotto]] || align="center" | 2014 Jun 7 || align="center" | [[WBC Middleweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBC Middleweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
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| align="center" | Super Welterweight || align="center" | [[Saul Alvarez]] || align="center" | 2011 Mar 5 || align="center" | [[WBC Light Middleweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBC Light Middleweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
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| align="center" | Super Welterweight || align="center" | [[Floyd Mayweather Jr.]] || align="center" | 2013 Sep 14 || align="center" | [[WBC Light Middleweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBC Light Middleweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
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| align="center" | Welterweight || align="center" | [[Floyd Mayweather Jr.]] || align="center" | 2011 Sep 17 || align="center" | [[WBC Welterweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBC Welterweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
| align="center" | Welterweight || align="center" | [[Floyd Mayweather Jr.]] || align="center" | 2011 Sep 17 || align="center" | [[WBC Welterweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBC Welterweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
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| align="center" | Super Lightweight || align="center" | [[Danny Garcia]] || align="center" | 2012 Mar 24 || align="center" | [[WBC Light Welterweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBC Light Welterweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
| align="center" | Super Lightweight || align="center" | [[Danny Garcia]] || align="center" | 2012 Mar 24 || align="center" | [[WBC Light Welterweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBC Light Welterweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
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| align="center" | Lightweight || align="center" | [[Antonio DeMarco]] || align="center" | 2011 Oct 15 || align="center" | [[WBC Lightweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBC Lightweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
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| align="center" | Lightweight || align="center" | [[Omar Figueroa]] || align="center" | 2014 Jan || align="center" | [[WBC Lightweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBC Lightweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
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| align="center" | Super Featherweight || align="center" | [[Takahiro Ao]] || align="center" | 2010 Nov 26 || align="center" | [[WBC Super Featherweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBC Super Featherweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
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| align="center" | Super Featherweight || align="center" | [[Takashi Miura]] || align="center" |2013 Apr 8 || align="center" | [[WBC Super Featherweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBC Super Featherweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
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| align="center" | Featherweight || align="center" | [[Daniel Ponce de Leon]] || align="center" | 2012 Sep 15 || align="center" | [[WBC Featherweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBC Featherweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
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| align="center" | Featherweight || align="center" | [[Jhonny Gonzalez]] || align="center" | 2013 Aug 24 || align="center" | [[WBC Featherweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBC Featherweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
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| align="center" | Super Bantamweight || align="center" | [[Abner Mares]] || align="center" | 2012 Apr 21 || align="center" | [[WBC Super Bantamweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBC Super Bantamweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
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| align="center" | Super Bantamweight || align="center" | [[Leo Santa Cruz]] || align="center" | 2013 Aug 24 || align="center" | [[WBC Super Bantamweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBC Super Bantamweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
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| align="center" | Bantamweight || align="center" | [[Shinsuke Yamanaka]] || align="center" | 2011 Nov 6 || align="center" | [[WBC Bantamweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBC Bantamweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
| align="center" | Bantamweight || align="center" | [[Shinsuke Yamanaka]] || align="center" | 2011 Nov 6 || align="center" | [[WBC Bantamweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBC Bantamweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
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| align="center" | Super Flyweight || align="center" | [[Yota Sato]] || align="center" | 2012 Mar 27 || align="center" | [[WBC Super Flyweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBC Super Flyweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
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| align="center" | Super Flyweight || align="center" | [[Carlos Cuadras]] || align="center" | 2014 May 31 || align="center" | [[WBC Super Flyweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBC Super Flyweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
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| align="center" | Flyweight || align="center" | [[Toshiyuki Igarashi]] || align="center" | 2012 Jul 16 || align="center" | [[WBC Flyweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBC Flyweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
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| align="center" | Flyweight || align="center" | [[Akira Yaegashi]] || align="center" | 2013 Apr 8|| align="center" | [[WBC Flyweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBC Flyweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
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| align="center" | Light Flyweight || align="center" | [[Kompayak Porpramook ]] || align="center" | 2011 Dec 23 || align="center" | [[WBC Light Flyweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBC Light Flyweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
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| align="center" | Light Flyweight || align="center" | [[Naoya Inoue]] || align="center" | 2014 Apr 6 || align="center" | [[WBC Light Flyweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBC Light Flyweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
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| align="center" | Strawweight || align="center" | Vacant || align="center" | &mdash; || align="center" | [[WBC Minimumweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBC Minimumweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
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| align="center" | Strawweight || align="center" | [[ Oswaldo Novoa]] || align="center" | 2014 Feb 5 || align="center" | [[WBC Minimumweight Champion|Title Lineage]] || align="center" | [[WBC Minimumweight Title Fights|Title Fights]]  
 
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*World Boxing Council Muay Thai (WBC Muay Thai)
 
*World Boxing Council Muay Thai (WBC Muay Thai)
  
 
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* [http://www.wbcboxing.com/ Official site]
  
  
  
 
[[Category:Sanctioning Bodies|World Boxing Council]]
 
[[Category:Sanctioning Bodies|World Boxing Council]]
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Latest revision as of 17:32, 17 August 2014

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  • The World Boxing Council (WBC) was formed in 1963 and is based in Mexico.
  • President: Mauricio Sulaiman
CURRENT TITLE HOLDERS
Weight Class Champion Date Won Title Lineage Title Fights
Heavyweight Bermane Stiverne 2014 May 10 Title Lineage Title Fights
Cruiserweight Krzysztof Wlodarczyk 2010 May 15 Title Lineage Title Fights
Light Heavyweight Adonis Stevenson 2013 Jun 8 Title Lineage Title Fights
Super Middleweight Anthony Dirrell 2014 Aug 16 Title Lineage Title Fights
Middleweight Miguel Cotto 2014 Jun 7 Title Lineage Title Fights
Super Welterweight Floyd Mayweather Jr. 2013 Sep 14 Title Lineage Title Fights
Welterweight Floyd Mayweather Jr. 2011 Sep 17 Title Lineage Title Fights
Super Lightweight Danny Garcia 2012 Mar 24 Title Lineage Title Fights
Lightweight Omar Figueroa 2014 Jan Title Lineage Title Fights
Super Featherweight Takashi Miura 2013 Apr 8 Title Lineage Title Fights
Featherweight Jhonny Gonzalez 2013 Aug 24 Title Lineage Title Fights
Super Bantamweight Leo Santa Cruz 2013 Aug 24 Title Lineage Title Fights
Bantamweight Shinsuke Yamanaka 2011 Nov 6 Title Lineage Title Fights
Super Flyweight Carlos Cuadras 2014 May 31 Title Lineage Title Fights
Flyweight Akira Yaegashi 2013 Apr 8 Title Lineage Title Fights
Light Flyweight Naoya Inoue 2014 Apr 6 Title Lineage Title Fights
Strawweight Oswaldo Novoa 2014 Feb 5 Title Lineage Title Fights

History

The World Boxing Council was initially established by 11 countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, France, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Venezuela. They met in Mexico City on February 14, 1963, upon the invitation of the President of Mexico, Adolfo López Mateos, to form an international boxing organization that would achieve the unity of all commissions of the world to control the expansion of boxing.

The WBC was bankrolled mainly by George Parnassus, a California promoter. Parnassus, who loaded his shows with Mexican and Mexican-American fighters of the lighter weight divisions, was tired of seeing his star attractions ignored by the pro-U.S. rating systems.

The groups that historically had recognized boxers as champions included the New York State Athletic Commission, the National Boxing Association, the European Boxing Union and the British Boxing Board of Control, but these groups, for the most part, lacked the all-encompassing "international" status they boasted of.

The WBC is one of four major sanctioning bodies recognized by the International Boxing Hall of Fame, along with the WBA, IBF and WBO.

The Near Demise of the WBC

In early 1998, Roy Jones Jr. announced that he was relinquishing his WBC light heavyweight title to fight as a heavyweight. In response, the organization ordered a bout between German contender Graciano Rocchigiani and former two-division champion Michael Nunn to fill the vacancy, sanctioning it as a world championship match.

On March 21, 1998, Rocchigiani won the fight and a WBC belt: in the subsequent WBC rankings, he was listed as "Light Heavyweight World Champion." Jones, however, had a change of heart and asked if the WBC would reinstate him as the champion. In a move that violated nearly a dozen of its own regulations, the WBC granted the reinstatement. Rocchigiani received a letter from the WBC advising that the publishing of his name as champion was a typographical error, and he had never really been the official titleholder.

Rocchigiani immediately filed a lawsuit against the WBC in a U.S. federal court, claiming that the organization's actions both were contrary to their own rules and injurious to his earning potential (due to diminished professional stature). On May 7, 2003, the judge ruled in Rocchigiani's favor, awarding him $30 million (U.S.) in damages and reinstating him as a former WBC champion (Rocchigiani had lost a bout since his WBC title match).

The following day, the WBC sought protection by filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy (i.e., corporate debt restructuring) in Puerto Rico. The organization then spent the next 13 months attempting to negotiate a six-figure settlement with Rocchigiani, but Rocchigiani did not at first accept.

On June 11, 2004, the WBC announced it would enter Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation (i.e., business closing and total asset sell-off) proceedings, effectively ending its existence. This action prompted some in the boxing community to plead with Rocchigiani to settle the dispute, which he did in July 2004. Both sides agreed not to reveal terms of the settlement.

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