World Boxing Council in History

Events in Sport

  • 1980-06-20 Roberto Duran takes WBC welterweight title from Sugar Ray Leonard at Olympic Stadium in Montreal by unanimous decision
  • 1980-11-25 Sugar Ray Leonard defeats Duran regains WBC welterweight championship

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1981-06-12 Larry Holmes TKOs Leon Spinks in 3 for WBC heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Leon Spinks
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Leon Spinks
  • 1982-12-03 Tommy Hearns wins WBC Welterweight title in decision over Benitez
  • 1983-02-13 World Boxing Council becomes 1st to cut boxing from 15 to 12 rounds
  • 1985-02-20 After defending his WBC flyweight championship, Sot Chitalada's check for $104,000 is stolen by a ringside pickpocket

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1986-11-22 Mike Tyson KOs Trevor Berbick in 2 for heavyweight WBC boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1992-12-14 Lennox Lewis given WBC title, when Riddick Bowe refused to fight him

Boxer Riddick Bowe
Boxer
Riddick Bowe
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox Lewis
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Lennox Lewis
  • 1993-03-03 Howard Stern radio show premieres in Boston (WBCN 104.1 FM-evenings)
  • 1996-04-01 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Boston MA on WBCN 104.1 FM (morn)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

2002-06-21 Lennox Lewis retains boxing's WBC world Heavyweight crown with an eight round knockout over Mike Tyson

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox Lewis
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Lennox Lewis
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2013-05-04 Floyd Mayweather defeats Robert Guerrero to retain his WBC Welterweight title


Birthdays in Sport

  • 1944-06-17 Chucho Castillo, Nuevo Valle de Moreno, Mexico, bantamweight boxer (WBA, WBC, 1970), (d. 2013)
  • 1951-05-27 John Conteh, British boxer, WBC Light Heavyweight crown (1974-77), born in Liverpool

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1965-09-02 Lennox Lewis, heavyweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1988, WBC boxing champ), born in London, England

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox Lewis
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Lennox Lewis
  • 1977-12-25 Israel Vasquez, Current WBC Super bantamweight champion

Deaths in Sport

  • 2008-01-03 Yo-Sam Choi, South Korean boxer/former WBC light flyweight champion (b. 1972)