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Fury won't lose world title over doping allegation, WBC chief says

Mar 16, 2020 - 3:14 PM

It was alleged in a report that a farmer was offered money to provide an alibi when heavyweight champion Tyson Fury failed a drug test in 2015

CHAMP. Tyson Fury currently holds the WBC, The Ring, and lineal heavyweight titles. File photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Charlo stops Harrison to reclaim super welterweight title

Dec 22, 2019 - 1:19 PM

'I got that belt back,' says Charlo after winning the bout in 11 rounds

REDEMPTION. Jermell Charlo takes back the world title with no judges needed. Photo from Instagram (@twincharlo)

WBC suspends Whyte's status as interim world heavyweight champion

Jul 31, 2019 - 8:07 PM

Dillian Whyte says he's 'disappointed with the rubbish' as the British boxer faces a potential career-ending ban after testing positive for banned substances

BIG BLOW. Britain's Dillian Whyte (left) Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Villanueva targets world bantam crown in Kazakhstan

Jun 30, 2019 - 1:02 PM

Arthur Villanueva tangles with Frenchman Nordine Ooubali for the WBC bantamweight crown

POSSIBLY HIS LAST Arthur Villanueva hopes a third time will be a charm after his last two unsuccessful world title bids. File photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Wilder announces Ortiz rematch

May 29, 2019 - 11:29 PM

Boxing fans may just have to wait a little longer for the much-anticipated unification bout between Deontay Wilder and rival Anthony Joshua

ROUND TWO. Expect another bruising encounter when Deontay Wilder defends his WBC heavyweight title against Luis Ortiz. Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

Mexico's Estrada dethrones Thai champion Srisaket

Apr 29, 2019 - 12:06 PM

Sor Rungvisai absorbs his first loss in 5 years and loses his WBC super flyweight belt

BELT GONE. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai falters in his fourth title defense for his WBC super flyweight belt. Photo from ONE Championship

Canelo knocks out Rocky for super middlweight title

Dec 16, 2018 - 2:42 PM

Mexican boxing superstar Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez overwhelms British Rocky Fielding in the 3rd round

OVERPOWERED. Canelo Alvarez (left) lands a punch against Rocky Fielding during their WBA super middleweight title bout. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

WBC green lights Wilder-Fury 'direct rematch'

Dec 08, 2018 - 10:17 AM

Due to 'tremendous popular demand,' the World Boxing Council sanctions a rematch between heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury

BIG HIT. Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury clash in one of the best heavyweight fights in a long time. Photo from Showtime Boxing

Wilder wants Fury rematch 'ASAP'

Dec 05, 2018 - 11:39 AM

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder refutes Tyson Fury's claim that he's ducking a rematch 'at all cost'

PART TWO. Deontay Wilder says a rematch with Tyson Fury is inevitable. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Wilder retains heavyweight crown after Fury thriller ends in draw

Dec 02, 2018 - 2:55 PM

American Deontay Wilder knocks down Tyson Fury twice but the British fighter manages to clear his head and survive the epic bout

BLOCKBUSTER BOUT. After a spectacular heavyweight showdown, both Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury  immediately call for a rematch. Photo from Showtime Boxing

Wilder vows to knock out Fury at heavyweight title weigh-in

Dec 01, 2018 - 11:57 AM

Former boxing champions expect Deontay Wilder's punching power to be too much for Tyson Fury

EXPLOSIVE. Deontay Wilder (left) and Tyson Fury face off in a highly anticipated collision of unbeaten heavyweights. Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images/AFP

Wilder, Fury ready to rumble in LA showdown

Nov 30, 2018 - 3:16 PM

American Deontay Wilder – who still gets mistaken for NBA superstar LeBron James – clashes with trash-talking British Tyson Fury in a showdown of undefeated heavyweight fighters

HIGH-STAKE BOUT. Deontay Wilder (right) aims to defend his WBC heavyweight crown for the eighth time against Tyson Fury. Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images/AFP

Uzbek keeps WBC crown; Filipino wins vacant title

Nov 19, 2018 - 5:24 PM

The Philippines' Jonathan Almacen nabs the WBC Continental Asia minimumweight title

AND STILL. Azizbek Abdugofurov retains the WBC Silver world super middleweight championship. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Milan Melindo loses world title bid vs Japanese foe

Oct 08, 2018 - 8:03 AM

Japan's Ken Shiro retains his WBC light flyweight crown after stopping former Filipino boxing champion Milan Melindo in the 7th round

IN CONTROL. Japanese champion Ken Shiro peppers Milan Melindo with punches to the face. Photo by AFP

Ancajas sizes up potential Thai foe Rungvisai

Oct 07, 2018 - 11:55 AM

Filipino champion Jerwin Ancajas eyes a unification bout against Thai star Srisaket Sor Rungvisai

REIGNING CHAMP. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (left) retains his WBC super flyweight title after a unanimous decision over Iran Diaz. Photo from ONE Championship

Milan Melindo takes shot at world title vs Japanese champ

Oct 07, 2018 - 10:29 AM

After losing his IBF crown, Filipino boxer Milan Melindo eyes the WBC light flyweight title against Ken Shiro

NEW QUEST. Filipino boxer Milan Melindo (right) vies to return to the top after losing his bid to become a unified champion to Japanese Ryoichi Taguchi last year. Photo by Toru Yamanaka/AFP

Ramirez shows off improved jab to retain WBC title

Sep 15, 2018 - 3:31 PM

Unbeaten Jose Ramirez overpowers Mexican challenger Antonio Orozco to keep his WBC junior welterweight crown

SLUGFEST. American Jose Ramirez (right) knocks down Mexican Antonio Orozco twice in his first title defense in front of his home crowd. Photo from Top Rank Boxing

Porter overpowers Garcia to claim vacant WBC world title

Sep 09, 2018 - 3:14 PM

American Shawn Porter solidifies his position as one of the best welterweights in boxing's deepest division

UNANIMOUS. Shawn Porter beats Danny Garcia by unanimous decision. Photo from Showtime Boxing

Thai boxer beats Pinoy, surpasses Mayweather record

Aug 30, 2018 - 12:48 PM

Wanheng Menayothin overwhelms Filipino challenger Pedro Taduran to eclipse Floyd Mayweather's 50-0 record

QUIRK. Wanheng Menayothin may have gained some buzz, but some shrug off his record as a statistical quirk. Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Pinoy Taduran looks to stop 'Thai Mayweather'

Aug 29, 2018 - 1:32 AM

Filipino boxer Pedro Taduran tries to foil Thai Wanheng Menayothin's bid to surpass Floyd Mayweather's 50-0 mark

GREENHORN. The 21-year-old Pedro Taduran hopes to snatch the WBC minimum weight crown of Thai veteran Wanheng Menayothin. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Araneta to challenge for world crown after Tomogdan KO

Aug 19, 2018 - 12:46 PM

Cebuano power puncher Christian Araneta may just be another world champion in the making

UNDEFEATED. Christian Araneta scores a 16th straight victory. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Garcia overpowers Easter to unify lightweight titles

Jul 29, 2018 - 3:27 PM

American boxer Mikey Garcia keeps his WBC title and grabs Robert Easter's IBF belt via a unanimous decision victory

GUTSY. Mikey Garcia (right) dominates Robert Easter, in a battle of undefeated champions then boldly calls out Errol Spence. Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images/AFP

Ramirez title defense off as challenger O'Connor hospitalized

Jul 07, 2018 - 12:54 PM

WBC cancels the super lightweight world title bout as challenger Danny O'Connor suffers from severe dehydration

NO BOUT. American Jose Ramirez was supposed to defend his first world title. Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images/AFP

Ramirez defends WBC belt minus Roach

Jul 06, 2018 - 11:00 AM

The iconic boxing trainer won't be around when Jose Ramirez tries to retain his super lightweight world title

WORLD CHAMPION. Under Freddie Roach, Jose Ramirez (left) bagged a world title by beating fellow American Amir Imam in New York on March 17. Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images/AFP

Vargas battles through cuts to retain WBC super bantamweight belt

May 13, 2018 - 2:39 PM

Mexico's Rey Vargas wins by unanimous decision over Armenia's Azat Hovhannisyan, who has legendary trainer Freddie Roach in his corner

BLOODY. Rey Vargas defends his title despite fighting the last 4 rounds with blood streaming down his face. Photo by Deportes Televisa

Deontay Wilder 'will come to UK' to fight Anthony Joshua, insists manager

Apr 04, 2018 - 2:57 PM

Wilder's co-manager says: 'We are really glad that Anthony Joshua said for the first time 'I will fight Deontay next...' and we believe he is a man of his word. Deontay accepts the challenge.'

HUNGRY. In this file photo taken on March 03, 2018, heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder of the US fights contender Luis Ortiz of Cuba (out of frame) during their WBC heavyweight title fight in New York.  Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

Heavyweight Anthony Joshua has eyes only for opponent Joseph Parker

Mar 28, 2018 - 12:12 PM

Joshua says, 'it's 1,000 percent one fight at a time... My future stops on Saturday. One fight at a time. All this talk about Wilder. I'm looking at Parker, he's a champion for a reason'

STARE DOWN. Britain's Anthony Joshua (left) and New Zealand's Joseph Parker face off posing during a press conference in London on March 27, 2018 ahead of their world heavyweight title unification boxing bout. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Canelo Alvarez is a dope cheat, says middleweight king Gennady Golovkin

Mar 21, 2018 - 10:52 AM

In explosive comments at his secluded mountain training camp in Big Bear, Golovkin says Alvarez enjoys preferential treatment throughout his career by authorities in Nevada

ACCUSER. In this file photo, Gennady Golovkin of Kazakhstan shows his title belts following his WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight championship fight with Canelo Alvarez at the T-Mobile Arena on September 16, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

Nietes on moving up to super flyweight: 'Desididong desidido na talaga'

Mar 14, 2018 - 7:45 PM

Donnie 'Ahas' Nietes eyes a fight against Roman 'Chocolatito' Gonzales for the vacant WBO super flyweight belt

NEXT LEVEL. Donnie Nietes wants to take his career up a notch by moving from flyweight to super flyweight. Contributed photo

Charr ends Germany's 85-year wait for a boxing world heavyweight champion

Nov 27, 2017 - 12:53 PM

The Beirut-born Manuel Charr is Germany's first world heavyweight champion since Max Schmeling reigned from 1930-1932

CHAMP. Germany's Manuel Charr (center) raises his fist as Russia's Alexander Ustinov is on his knees during the eighth round of their WBA world heavyweight boxing title bout on November 25, 2017 in Oberhausen, western Germany. Photo by Guido Kirchner/dpa/AFP

WBC admits ref errors but Petalcorin-Kimweri decision stands

May 03, 2016 - 2:25 PM

The WBC admits there were actions considered as knockdowns but Randy Petalcorin s controversial decision loss will remain

DECISION STANDS. The split-decision loss will remain on Randy Petalcorin's record, despite the WBC admitting the referee had made mistakes in not calling knockdowns. File photo courtesy Peter Maniatis

WBC orders review of controversial Petalcorin-Kimweri fight

Apr 18, 2016 - 7:48 AM

Petalcorin s managers are requesting the decision be overturned as outrage grows over the fight s dubious officiating

WBC strips Cotto of middleweight title

Nov 18, 2015 - 2:38 PM

The WBC says Miguel Cotto failed to comply with WBC regulations ahead of his weekend fight against Saul Alvarez

STRIPPED. Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto (L) is stripped of his middleweight world title ahead of his bout with Mexican challenger Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez (R). Photo by Jose Mendez/EPA

Marvin Sonsona enlists controversial trainer Memo Heredia

Feb 10, 2015 - 2:04 PM

Trainer Angel Memo Heredia best known for helping Juan Manuel Marquez train for his knockout of Manny Pacquiao says he has reformed from his checkered past

KO KID. Sonsona has his arms raised by WBO Asia Pacific VP Leon Panoncillo and referee Danrex Tapdasan after knocking Shimoda out. File photo by Sumio Yamada

Dennis Tubieron faces Warrington in WBC title eliminator

Jan 08, 2015 - 11:32 AM

The 12 round fight will be held at the First Direct Arena in Leeds Yorkshire on April 11

Dennis Tubieron poses with some of his supporters. Photo by Mags Icasiano

Lopez wins WBC International title; Tubieron-Magali ends in draw

Dec 29, 2014 - 10:31 AM

Silvester Lopez knocks out Rex Wao by landing a well timed left hook to the jaw and a hard blow to the body in the seventh round

UPSET. Silvester Lopez poses after an upset victory over Rex Wao for the WBC International bantamweight title. Photo by Renz Rosero

Two Pinoy boxers battle for vacant WBC International title

Dec 27, 2014 - 2:42 PM

Dennis Tubieron 19 3 1 with 8 knockouts who is riding a 3 fight winning streak will face Carlo Magali 18 7 2 9 KOs on Sunday December 28

Photo by Mags Icasiano

Denver Cuello returns to action after nursing shoulder injury

Oct 03, 2014 - 4:18 PM

Cuello will hit the ring on October 11 at the Davao City Recreation Center in Davao del Sur against Thailand s Jaipetch Chaiyonggym

Denver Cuello fighting with Mexican Genigan Lopez. File Photo by EPA/STR

WBC boss Jose Sulaiman dies

Jan 17, 2014 - 8:38 PM

Jose Sulaiman who ran the World Boxing Council for 38 years died Thursday in a California hospital after a lengthy illness the boxing organization announced He was 82

A picture dated 13 July 2012 shows the President of the World Boxing Council (WBC), Mexican Jose Sulaiman Chagnon, during an event in Mexico City, Mexico. Photo by Mario Guzman/EPA

WBC rankings: Pacquiao top contender to Mayweather

Dec 11, 2013 - 12:25 PM

WBC ranks Manny Pacquiao number one in its Welterweight division making him top contender to champion Floyd Mayweather Jr