The WBC has begun a drug awareness and testing program with VADA beginning with the Lucas Matthysse-Viktor Postol title fight on Oct. 3.
Isaac Chilemba had offers to earn mandatory challenger status with the IBF and the WBC. He chose the WBC belt held by RING champ Adonis Stevenson.
George Groves will be fit and ready for his WBC 168-pound title clash against Badou Jack this summer despite sustaining a head injury on Monday in a boat accident.
After consecutive bouts fought at a catchweight and not defending the WBC title in over a year, Danny Garcia agreed to relinquish the WBC junior welterweight title, which could now go to the winner of a matchup between mandatory challenger Viktor Postol and Lucas Matthysse.
THE RING’s No. 1-rated heavyweight Alexander Povetkin made short work of Mike Perez, stopping the former Cuban amateur standout in the opening round of their WBC title-elimination bout on Friday in Moscow, Russia. Povetkin hurt Perez with a right hand and took the southpaw out with a series of follow-up rights at 1:31 of Round 1.
Undefeated heavyweight beltholder Deontay Wilder will make the first defense of his WBC title against Eric Molina in the main event of a June 13 Showtime-televised card from the Bartow Arena in Birmingham, Ala., the cable network announced on Thursday.
The WBC sent out a scary-sounding press release that Willie Monroe Jr. would not comply with WBC safety rules ahead of his matchup with Gennady Golovkin, but it’s not as controversial as it sounds, according to his promoter.
RingTV’s Bill Emes caught up with Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions to talk about the April 25 showdown between RING heavyweight champ Wladimir Klitschko and undefeated American contender Bryant Jennings at Madison Square Garden. Loeffler also discussed the potential of Miguel Cotto fighting Gennady Golovkin.
Cruiserweights Ilunga “Junior” Makabu and Thabiso Mchunu have agreed to face each other on June 13 for the right to challenge current WBC titleholder Grigory Drozd.
Deontay Wilder has the perfect KO record, the height and the hype, but Bermane Stiverne says he’ll do more than just defend his title on Jan. 17: “I’m going to chop him down.”
Bermane Stiverne will defend his WBC heavyweight title against knockout artist Deontay Wilder on Jan. 17 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, with Leo Santa Cruz defending his 122-poud title on the undercard.
The WBC’s mandatory junior welterweight challenger, Viktor Postal, will accept an agreement that permits titleholder Danny Garcia to make a defense before facing the undefeated Russian.