History of the WBC

The WBC was born as an initiative of the then president of Mexico, Adolfo López Mateos, to create an organization that would manage to unify all the commissions of the world and thus control the expansion of boxing; Thus, on February 14, 1963, the World Boxing Council was born, initially created by 11 countries: the United States, Argentina, England, France, Mexico, the Philippines, Panama, Chile, Peru, Venezuela, and Brazil. Its main founders were the Mexican Luis Spota and Professor Ramón G. Velásquez, who were presidents of the World Boxing Council, as well as Onslow Fane, from England and the Filipino Justiniano Montaño.

So far there have been six who held the position of president of the World Boxing Council; However, Dr. José Sulaimán Chagnón, who became president on December 5, 1975 in the city of Tunisia and remained in office for more than 38 years, was the one who consolidated the organization as the most important at the international level.

Under his tenure, the WBC evolved, grew and transformed the way this noble sport is viewed; And it is that for the WBC the most important thing has always been to safeguard, safety, health and respect for the boxer who enters the ring with a thirst to win, to please his audience regardless of the risk he may take.