Since the election of our Lifetime President José Sulaimán and our current President Mauricio Sulaimán, the WBC has evolved, grown and transformed the way in which this noble sport is viewed; for the organization, the most important thing is safety, health and respect for the boxer who gets into the ring with the thirst to win, to please his audience, regardless of the risk he may run.

  • 598 world champions in the 17 recognized divisions, several of them created by the WBC.
  • A total of, so far, more than 2112 championship fights.
  • Change in the duration of the headline bouts from 15 to 12 rounds.
  • Drug tests.
  • 30 and 7 days pre-fights before the official one, which is 24 hours before the fights.
  • Three judges keeping score.
  • Instant replay of the actions on TV, by means of a monitor.
  • Scorecards round by round.
  • Headphones for judges.

First WBC rules that revolutionized boxing:

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