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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. WBC announces mandatory fights

    Dan Rafael

    As much as I rail against the WBC's rule-breaking and divisional rankings, those rankings affect the mandatory fights that are made for the organization's belt. So that makes its annual convention notable in that many of those mandatory situations ar...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  11. Vitali Klitschko to run for president of Ukraine

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight titleholder Vitali Klitschko to run for president in Ukraine.

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2013
  12. Danny Garcia defeats Lucas Matthysse by unanimous decision

    Dan Rafael

    Undefeated Danny Garcia outboxed knockout artist Lucas Matthysse to win a 12-round unanimous decision and retain his WBA and WBC junior welterweight belts.

    Story | Conversation | September 14, 2013
  13. Vitali Klitschko out for remainder of year due to hand injury

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight titlist Vitali Klitschko has a right hand injury and will not fight for the remainder of the year, angering mandatory challenger Bermane Stiverne, who has been awaiting a title shot after winning two elimination bouts.

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2013
  14. Sergio Martinez-Martin Murray WBC middleweight title fight to use...

    Dan Rafael

    The use of instant replay will be at the disposal of officials overseeing middleweight champion Sergio Martinez's title defense against Martin Murray on April 27, promoter Lou DiBella announced on Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2013
  15. Japan welcomes alphabet titles

    Dan Rafael

    For decades, the only sanctioning organizations accepted by the Japanese Boxing Commission and the Japanese Professional Boxing Association were the WBA and WBC. That is why you never see Japanese fighters vying for IBF or WBO belts. That is why,...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  16. Don King wins rights to Cristobal Arreola-Bermane Stiverne elimin...

    Dan Rafael

    Promoter Don King won a purse bid for the right to promote the heavyweight title elimination bout between Cristobal Arreola and Bermane Stiverne, offering a whopping $1.1 million to beat three other bids.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2012