WBC achievements

Since the arrival of President-for-Life José Sulaimán and our current leader Mauricio Sulaimán, the WBC has evolved, grown and transformed the way this noble sport is viewed; for the body the most important thing is safety, health and respect for the boxer who steps into the ring with a thirst to win, to please his audience regardless of the risk he may take.

-598 world champions in the 17 recognized divisions, several of them created by the WBC.

-A total of, so far, more than 2,112 championship fights.

-Change of duration of the title matches from 15 to 12 rounds.

-Drug tests.

-Pre-weighings of 30 and 7 days before the official, which is 24 hours before the fights.

-Three judges who keep score.

-Instant repetition of actions on TV, through a monitor.

-Scoring cards round by round.

-Headphones for judges.


First WBC rules that revolutionized boxing

  1. Reducing the duration of title fights from 15 to 12 rounds.
  2. The mandatory official weigh-in 24 hours before the fights.
  3. The creation of intermediate divisions.
  4. The four-string ring.
  5. The glove with attached thumb.
  6. Anti-doping tests after every WBC sanctioned fight.
  7. Donations to UCLA for scientific research.
  8. Annual medical exams for champions and ranked boxers.
  9. Life and hospitalization insurance for all those fighters who participate in evenings with headline fights.
  10. Financial support pensions for boxers who need it around the world.
  11. The fight against "apartheid" in South African boxing, which even earned our president recognition at the United Nations.

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