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  1. WBC sets mandatories, pushes Floyd-Pac

    Dan Rafael

    The 52nd annual WBC convention is going on this week at the Mirage in Las Vegas, and while I have little use for the sanctioning organization -- one which regularly breaks its own rules -- one element of the convention is significant because it has a...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  2. Omar Figueroa stripped of lightweight world title

    Dan Rafael

    Injured Omar Figueroa was stripped of his lightweight world title on Monday and given the designation of "champion in recess" by the WBC, paving the way for Jorge Linares and Javier Prieto to battle for the vacant 135-pound belt.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2014
  3. Garcia, Postol reach an 'agreement'

    Dan Rafael

    When the WBC announced on Saturday that the purse bid for the mandatory fight between junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia and Viktor Postol, the organization's No. 1 contender, had been canceled the initial thought was that the camps had made a...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  4. Bermane Stiverne-Deontay Wilder WBC purse bid again delayed

    Dan Rafael

    For the second time in less than a month the WBC-mandated purse bid for the fight between Bermane Stiverne and mandatory challenger Deontay Wilder was postponed on Wednesday

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2014
  5. Oscar: No Stiverne-Wilder deal yet

    Dan Rafael

    Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya's message was very clear: Don't believe everything you hear. Contrary to an announcement by the WBC, which said De La Hoya and Don King had reached an agreement for the heavyweight title bout betwee...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  6. Stiverne-Wilder bid postponed

    Dan Rafael

    The entrance of Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports into the boxing promotional business and its stunning $1.9 million bid last month for the middleweight mandatory bout between titlist Peter Quillin and Matt Korobov -- neither of whom it promotes and a fight ...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  7. Wider use of instant replay a good thing

    Dan Rafael

    If you are regular reader of my blog or weekly chat, you obviously know that I am not a fan of boxing's sanctioning organizations as they are currently run. However, every now and then we can agree on something, and this is one of those times as t...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  8. For Mayweather, alphabets break their rules

    Dan Rafael

    For almost 2 1/2 years, the WBC has broken its rules when it comes to Floyd Mayweather Jr., allowing him to simultaneously hold its welterweight world title and the junior middleweight title of the equally rule-ignoring WBA. No surprise there, sin...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  9. Miguel Cotto stops Sergio Martinez in WBC world middleweight titl...

    Dan Rafael

    Miguel Cotto became the first Puerto Rican fighter to win world championships in four weight divisions, stopping Sergio Martinez in their WBC world middleweight title fight Saturday night.

    Story | Conversation | June 07, 2014
  10. Figueroa, Arce back in the ring

    Dan Rafael

    A trio of boxing notes: • Lightweight titlist Omar Figueroa (23-0-1, 17 KOs) was ordered make his mandatory defense against Daniel Estrada (32-2-1, 24 KOs) on Tuesday. If the sides to not make a deal, the WBC announced a purse bid will ...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  11. Leo Santa Cruz dominates Cristian Mijares to keep WBC junior feat...

    Dan Rafael

    Leo Santa Cruz rolled all over former two-division champ Cristian Mijares on Saturday, scoring a dominating unanimous-decision victory to keep his junior featherweight title.

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2014
  12. WBC appoints Jose Sulaiman's son Mauricio as president

    Dan Rafael

    A month after the death of longtime WBC president Jose Sulaiman, his son, Mauricio Sulaiman, was unanimously elected to succeed him on Tuesday in Mexico City.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2014
  13. Broner finally out as titlist at 135

    Dan Rafael

    I don't agree with the WBC very often, but even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while. So I agreed with the organization's decision this week to strip lightweight titleholder Adrien Broner of his 135-pound belt and elevate interim titlehold...

    Blog | January 29, 2014
  14. Longtime World Boxing Council chief Jose Sulaiman dies at 82

    Dan Rafael

    Jose Sulaiman, the longtime head of the World Boxing Council who promoted renowned fighters and introduced rules to protect boxers, died Thursday. He was 82.

    Story | Conversation | January 16, 2014
  15. Bermane Stiverne, Cristobal Arreola to meet again

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight contenders Bermane Stiverne and Cristobal Arreola will meet in a rematch for the world title vacated on Monday by Vitali Klitschko, who resigned the belt after nine defenses in order to focus on his political career in Ukraine.

    Story | Conversation | December 19, 2013
  16. Vitali Klitschko named WBC 'champion emeritus', vacates heavyweig...

    Dan Rafael

    Vitali Klitschko, who has not defended his WBC heavyweight world title in 15 months and is one of the central figures involved in the political unrest in his native Ukraine, vacated his belt Monday.

    Story | Conversation | December 16, 2013