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 Bernard Hopkins 2011 May 21 Title Lineage Title Fights
Super Middleweight Andre Ward 2011 Dec 17 Title Lineage Title Fights
Middleweight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. 2011 Jun 4 Title Lineage Title Fights
Super Welterweight Saul Alvarez 2011 Mar 5 Title Lineage Title Fights
Welterweight Victor Ortiz 2011 Apr 16 Title Lineage Title Fights
Super Lightweight Timothy Bradley 2011 Jan 29 Title Lineage Title Fights
Lightweight Antonio DeMarco 2011 Oct 15 Title Lineage Title Fights
Super Featherweight Takahiro Aoh 2010 Nov 26 Title Lineage Title Fights
Featherweight Elio Rojas (in Recess) 2009 Jul 14 Title Lineage Title Fights
Super Bantamweight Toshiaki Nishioka 2008 Dec Title Lineage Title Fights
Bantamweight Shinsuke Yamanaka 2011 Nov 6 Title Lineage Title Fights
Super Flyweight Suriyan Por Chokchai 2011 Aug 19 Title Lineage Title Fights
Flyweight Sonny Boy Jaro 2012 Mar 2 Title Lineage Title Fights
Light Flyweight Kompayak Porpramook 2011 Dec 23 Title Lineage Title Fights
Strawweight Kazuto Ioka 2011 Feb 11 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