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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Cotto-Martinez by the numbers

    Andrew Davis

    On Saturday night, Miguel Cotto attempts to become the WBC middleweight champion when he faces top-10 pound-for-pound fighter Sergio Martinez at Madison Square Garden in New York City. While the battle is called Cotto-Martinez promotionally because o...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Shinsuke Yamanaka defends WBC bantamweight title with TKO of Step...

    Shinsuke Yamanaka of Japan successfully defended his WBC bantamweight crown for the sixth time with a technical knockout of Stephane Jamoye of Belgium on Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | April 23, 2014
  6. Naoya Inoue wins WBC light flyweight title with TKO

    Naoya Inoue of Japan scored a sixth-round technical knockout of Adrian Hernandez of Mexico on Sunday to win the WBC light flyweight title.

    Story | Conversation | April 06, 2014
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Mayweather-Pac a pipe dream

    Dan Rafael

    When the WBC released its December rankings last week, suddenly my Twitter timeline lit up about it for one simple reason. The organization had ranked Manny Pacquiao, who came off a one-year layoff to dominate Brandon Rios on Nov. 23, No. 1 at wel...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  14. Adonis Stevenson stops Tony Bellew to retain light heavyweight ti...

    Adonis Stevenson retained his WBC light heavyweight title Saturday night by stopping Tony Bellew in the sixth round.

    Story | Conversation | November 30, 2013
  15. James DeGale: Davis is going to be game

    Shaun Brown

    James DeGale: Davis is going to be game

    Story | Conversation | November 13, 2013
  16. Shinsuke Yamanaka defends belt with ninth-round KO

    Japan's Shinsuke Yamanaka beat Mexico's Alberto Guevara with a knockout in the ninth round Sunday to defend his WBC bantamweight crown.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2013