World Boxing Council

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CURRENT TITLE HOLDERS
Weight Class Champion Date Won Title Lineage Title Fights
Heavyweight Vitali Klitschko 2008 Oct 11 Title Lineage Title Fights
Cruiserweight Krzysztof Wlodarczyk 2010 May 15 Title Lineage Title Fights
Light Heavyweight Jean Pascal 2009 Jun 19 Title Lineage Title Fights
Super Middleweight Vacant Title Lineage Title Fights
Middleweight Sergio Gabriel Martinez 2010 Apr 17 Title Lineage Title Fights
Super Welterweight Vacant Title Lineage Title Fights
Welterweight Andre Berto 2008 Jun 21 Title Lineage Title Fights
Super Lightweight Devon Alexander 2009 Aug 1 Title Lineage Title Fights
Lightweight Humberto Soto 2010 Mar 13 Title Lineage Title Fights
Super Featherweight Vitali Tajbert 2010 Mar 17 Title Lineage Title Fights
Featherweight Elio Rojas 2009 Jul 14 Title Lineage Title Fights
Super Bantamweight Toshiaki Nishioka 2008 Dec Title Lineage Title Fights
Bantamweight Fernando Montiel 2010 Apr 30 Title Lineage Title Fights
Super Flyweight Tomas Rojas 2010 Sep 20 Title Lineage Title Fights
Flyweight Pongsaklek Wonjongkam 2010 Mar 27 Title Lineage Title Fights
Light Flyweight Gilberto Keb Baas 2010 Nov 6 Title Lineage Title Fights
Strawweight Oleydong Sithsamerchai 2007 Nov 29 Title Lineage Title Fights

History

The World Boxing Council was initially established by 11 countries: the United States, Argentina, United Kingdom, France, Mexico, Philippines, Panama, Chile, Peru, Venezuela and Brazil plus Puerto Rico, met in Mexico City on February 14, 1963, upon invitation of the then 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 groups that historically had recognized several 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 organizations recognized by IBHOF which sanction world championship boxing bouts, alongside the IBF, WBA and WBO.

Affiliated organizations