Wednesday, May 18, 2016
WBC MIDDLEWEIGHT STATUS
May 18, 2016
The World Boxing Council has received official confirmation from Golden Boy Promotions with Saul “Canelo” Alvarez decision to vacate the WBC middleweight championship .
Gennady Golovkin is hereby recognized as the undisputed WBC middleweight champion of the world.
The WBC wishes “Canelo” Alvarez great success in his career and will certainly look forward to see Golovkin vs Alvarez materialize in the future.
Thursday, May 12, 2016
TO ALL WBC CHAMPIONS AND ALL WBC RATED FIGHTERS FROM NUMBER 1 TO NUMBER 15
May 12, 2016
The WBC has officially INITIATED the Clean Boxing Program Webinar produced by the WBC/VADA alliance and using Clearidium as its collector.
All fighters who meet the description of being a WBC Champion or holding a position in the top 15 of our WBC Ratings must view the e-learning program, that can be found on our Website (wbcboxing.com) WBC CLEAN BOXING PROGRAM section and REGISTER, which is a mandatory requirement to be accomplished within the following 90 days.
After viewing the WBC/VADA e-learning webinar you will find the necessary paperwork under the title FORMS/PROTOCOLS/ POLICIES to be completed and sent back to us via e-mail email@example.com or by scanning of the document to info@VADA-testing.org or fax to (702)-255-8420
The WBC is committed to support the boxers of the world and protect them from the dangers of performing enhancing drugs. The WBC has as its priority the education of all boxers concerning PEDs and the prevention of their usage.
For any questions or counseling regarding the clean boxing program you may contact the links shown on the WBC/VADA e-learning webinar. All the material is in English and will be available in Spanish in the coming days.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Watch this video to see a little into the personality and training of Kiwi Sensation and Heavyweight Contender Joseph Parker
Sunday, May 8, 2016
Fight Night Correspondent: Kevin Kayhart
The Canelo Alvarez and Amir Kahn Middleweight Championship fight was billed as power versus speed. And that’s exactly what fans got at the inaugural sporting event at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Saturday night.
Alvarez (47-1-1, 33 KO’s) hunted and pursued Khan (31-4, 19 KO’s) for 5 plus rounds, largely to no avail, but then he delivered what is no doubt the “one punch knockout of the year”— a tremendous right hand that landed squarely on Khan’s chin. He was out before he hit the canvas.
The end came at 2:37 of the 6th round. Up until that point, Khan had done much of what he wanted to do. He used his movement, speed and occasional left-right combination punching to avoid Alvarez’s big power shots.
Round one was pretty much a feel-out round for both fighters. By the second round Khan started sticking out his jab more and he was able to make Canelo miss with his power shots.
It was more of the same for the next three rounds, as most of Alvarez’s big left hooks hit nothing but air. But despite his futility of landing the big shot, there seemed to be that looming thought that the fight could end at any time with one punch.And in the end that’s exactly what happened.
There was some tense moments after the brutal knockout. Khan appeared motionless on the canvas as his cornermen and ring doctor rushed to his side.He was taken to the hospital as a precaution but is expected to be okay.
“I didn’t make it to the end, but I tried my best,” Khan would text later. “I want to be the best, and I want to fight the best. That is why I took this fight.”
Canelo acknowledged Khan’s skills,”He is a fast fighter, and I knew things would be complicated in beginning, but I knew they would come to my favor as the fight went on.”
Surprisingly, only one of the three judges had Khan winning on their scorecard— 48-47— at the time of the stoppage. The others two had it for Canelo— 49-46 and 48-47. In This Corner TV Host James “Smitty” Smith had Khan ahead 49 to 46.
It didn’t take long during the post fight interview for the focus to turn to the “other” Middleweight Champion, Gennady Golovkin. Triple-G was sitting ringside, and afterwards he climbed into the ring to help stir-up the hype for what could be the next “Mega-Fight.”
“I invited him to come to the ring. I don't fear anyone; we don't come to play in this sport. I fear no one in this sport. Right now I will put on the gloves again and fight him”, said Canelo during the post-fight interview. “We are going to fight but not because it's a mandatory. I don't care about this. We don't have to fight for the belts, but we are going to fight.”
Canelo has two weeks to negotiate a fight with Golovkin. If a deal can’t be made, the WBC will strip him of his title and make Golovkin the champion. He already has the IBF and WBA belts and is the WBC’s interim champion.
Golden Boy CEO Oscar De La Hoya maintains he will start negotiations with Golovkin’s team Sunday morning, “Those negotiations will happen behind closed doors, and when we come to an agreement, we will let everyone know.”
Golovkin has been lobbying for a fight with Canelo for months, but the Mexican star’s handlers—specifically Golden Boy promotions— have been quoted as saying they want “the fight” to “marinate” more. Lets hope that marination doesn’t spoil over time and ruin a bout between two of boxing’s heaviest hitters.
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Check out John Raspanti's from MaxBoxing.com breakdown of Canelo vs Khan!
Friday, May 6, 2016
THE WBC CLEAN BOXING PROGRAM
May 6, 2016
THE WBC AND VADA WISHES TO INVITE YOU TO ATTEND THE OFFICIAL LAUNCHING OF THE CLEAN BOXING PROGRAM . WBC PRESIDENT , MAURICIO SULAIMAN FROM MEXICO AND VADA PRESIDENT MARGARET GOODMAN WILL MAKE THE ANNOUNCEMENT AT THE MGM MEDIA CENTER ON SATURDAY MAY 7 IN THE COMPANY OF SEVERAL BOXING ICONS WHO ENDORSE THIS LOABLE WORK TO KEEP OUR SPORT CLEAN.
PROFESSIONAL BOXING’S FIRST YEAR-ROUND UNANNOUNCED AND RANDOM PERFORMANCE ENHANCING DRUG TESTING PROGRAM
Las Vegas, Nevada: The World Boxing Council (“WBC”) in association with the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (“VADA”) is proud to announce the formal launching of the Clean Boxing Program (“CBP”). Under the CBP, the top fifteen (15) WBC-rated fighters in each weight class will be subject to random, year-round unannounced testing for performance enhancing drugs (“PEDs”) and other prohibited methods in a program to be administered by VADA.
The WBC, founded in 1963 and presided by the late Dr. Jose Sulaiman for 38 years, is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the sport of boxing and implementing safety measures for the protection of all boxers. The WBC’s and VADA’s common goal is to have a clean sport
No one regulatory body oversees all of professional boxing. At the present time, testing for PEDs is limited and without uniformity from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman and VADA President Dr. Margaret Goodman representing their respective organizations are committed to educate fighters and the boxing community on the dangers and consequences of consuming PEDs. That goal has lead to the implementation of the different facets of the CBP around the world. The CBP also aspires to educate fighters about the benefits of utilizing effective nutrition and training practices.
The CBP offers a multi-tiered approach, beginning with a mandatory webinar entitled “Winning Fair with the Clean Boxing Program.” The webinar will advise fighters about their obligations under the CBP and the required paperwork that must be completed. It will also discuss the CBP/VADA prohibited drug list, PED side effects, and the risks of prohibited supplement use.
Fighters will be given a 90-day window from May 9, 2016 to view the webinar and file their registration and whereabouts forms. Those items, in addition to all policies, procedures and protocols, are available on the WBC web site at http://wbcboxing.com/WBCVADA/ Anti-doping experts and confidential counseling will be available to fighters who enroll in the CBP.
This groundbreaking program is mandatory for all WBC champions and the top fifteen WBC-rated fighters in each weight class. The CBP also has available funds to incorporate any other fighter who enrolls on a voluntary basis.
Each athlete who is tested and other authorized parties under the CBP will receive notification of his or her test results.
The Voluntary Anti-Doping Association, an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was founded in 2011 to offer and promote effective anti-doping programs in boxing and mixed martial arts. Since its inception, VADA has conducted hundreds of anti-doping tests worldwide, using only World Anti-Doping Agency accredited laboratories and certified doping collection officers. VADA’s officers and the members of its board of directors have more than 100 years of experience in boxing. VADA is honored to have Dr. Don Catlin (widely regarded as the “father of anti-doping testing”) as its scientific advisor.