World Boxing Council in History

Events in Sport

  • 1966-08-15 Puerto Rican champion José Torres beats Eddie Cotton on points in Las Vegas to retain the WBC/WBA light-heavyweight boxing title
  • 1970-11-07 Argentine boxer Carlos Monzon upsets defending champion Nino Benvenuti of Italy in 12th round KO in Rome to win WBC, WBA middleweight titles

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1973-09-01 In his first title defence George Foreman retains his WBC & WBA heavyweight crowns when he KOs Jose "King" Roman of Puerto Rico in round 1 in Tokyo, Japan

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1975-06-30 Muhammad Ali beats British boxer Joe Bugner in a 15 round unanimous decision to retain the WBC & WBA heavyweight title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • 1975-10-01 "The Thrilla in Manila"; Muhammad Ali stops Joe Frazier in 14 in Quezon City, the Philippines to retain his WBC/WBA heavyweight title

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1980-03-31 Larry Holmes TKOs Leroy Jones in 8 for WBC heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • 1980-06-20 Panamanian boxer Roberto Durán takes WBC welterweight title from Sugar Ray Leonard at Olympic Stadium in Montreal by unanimous points decision
  • 1980-11-25 Sugar Ray Leonard regains WBC welterweight boxing crown when Roberto Durán quits in the 8th round of infamous “no mas” fight at the Superdome, New Orleans
  • 1981-06-12 Larry Holmes TKOs Leon Spinks in 3 for WBC heavyweight boxing title
  • 1982-12-03 After losing his world welterweight boxing titles to Sugar Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns wins WBC Super Welterweight crown in a majority points decision over Wilfred Benitez at Superdome, New Orleans
  • 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 20 year old Mike Tyson becomes youngest heavyweight champion in history when he stops Trevor Berbick in the 2nd round to earn the WBC title at the Las Vegas Hilton

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1987-08-01 Mike Tyson outpoints Tony Tucker in 12 in a heavyweight boxing unification matchup in Las Vegas, first to own all 3 major belts WBA, WBC and IBF at the same time

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)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1993-10-01 In his first World Boxing Council heavyweight title defence Lennox Lewis beats fellow Londoner Frank Bruno by TKO in 7 at the National Stadium in Cardiff, Wales

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox Lewis
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Lennox Lewis
Boxer Frank Bruno
Boxer
Frank Bruno

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1995-09-02 British boxer Frank Bruno beats American champion Oliver McCall in a unanimous 12 round points decision in London for the WBC heavyweight title

  • 1996-04-01 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Boston MA on WBCN 104.1 FM (morn)
  • 2002-06-21 Lennox Lewis retains boxing's WBC world Heavyweight crown with an eight round knockout over Mike Tyson
  • 2004-11-27 Marco Antonio Barrera beats Erik Morales by majority decision to win WBC super featherweight boxing title at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas; final fight of legendary trilogy; The Ring's 'Fight of the Year'

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

  • 2018-12-01 British boxer Tyson Fury dominates much of the fight but survives 2 knockdowns to force a split decision draw with defending WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder at the Staples Center, Los Angeles

Birthdays in Sport

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

Person of interestLennox Lewis

1965-09-02 Lennox Lewis, British, Canadian boxer (Olympic gold 1988, undisputed world heavyweight champion), born in London, England

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

Deaths in Sport

  • 2008-01-03 Yo-Sam Choi, South Korean boxer/former WBC light flyweight champion (b. 1972)
  • 2013-01-15 Chucho Castillo, Mexican bantamweight boxer (WBA, WBC, 1970), dies from a heart attack at 68