History of the WBC

The WBC was born as an initiative of the then president of Mexico, Adolfo Lopez Mateos, to create an organization that would unify all the commissions in the world and thus control the expansion of boxing; this is how on February 14, 1963 the World Boxing Council was born, initially created by 11 countries: United States, Argentina, England, France, Mexico, Philippines, Panama, Chile, Peru, Venezuela and Brazil. Its main founders were the Mexicans 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 presidents of the World Boxing Council; however, Dr. José Sulaimán Chagnón, who became president on December 5, 1975 in the city of Tunis 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 mandate, the WBC evolved, grew and transformed the way in which this noble sport is viewed; and for the WBC the most important thing has always been to safeguard the safety, health and respect for the boxer who gets into the ring with a thirst to win, to please his audience regardless of the risk he may run.

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