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July 30, 1977: Carlos Monzon defends his WBC & WBA titles for the last time

Jul 30, 2013 - 09:08AM ET
On July 30, 1977 Argentinian Carlos Monzon (career record: 87-3-9, 59 KO) defended his WBC and WBA middleweight belts against the challenge of Rodrigo Valdes (career record: 74-8-3, 40 KO).  

Mayweather vs Canelo: Winner to Receive One-of a-Kind 'Gold' Reward

Jul 13, 2013 - 06:27PM ET
As if Mayweather vs Canelo, itself, isn't grand enough.....  

Floyd Mayweather: WBC Champion Status Reeks of Greed

Oct 11, 2012 - 07:21PM ET
Floyd Mayweather, currently the WBC welterweight and WBA 'super' light-middleweight champion, should have been stripped of his WBC strap months ago.  

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr Suspended Indefinitely for Marijuana

Oct 04, 2012 - 04:49PM ET
World Boxing Council (WBC) has suspended its former middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. indefinitely and fined him $20,000 USD for testing positive for marijuana in his post-fight drug test following his lopsided loss to Sergio Martinez last month.  

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr | WBC's Statement About Positive Test Result

Sep 21, 2012 - 03:47AM ET
"In the 50 years of history of the WBC there have been 13 cases in all its fights and only 2 have been in championship bouts...boxing is clean of drugs."  

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr | Another PEDs Issue?

Jun 19, 2012 - 01:44PM ET
Longtime trainer Emanuel Steward has formally asked the Texas State Athletic Commission (TSAC) to submit the results of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr's post-fight urine sample.  

Does the Alleged Robbery in the Brandon Rios Bout Confirm the WBC's Case for Open Scoring?

Apr 16, 2012 - 12:27PM ET
In 2011, the boxing world was rocked by controversial decisions and questionable judging which undoubtedly tarnished the credibility of boxing judges and, perhaps, the sport's integrity.  

Will Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. lose his WBC middleweight title by fighting Murray in June?

Mar 15, 2012 - 05:26PM ET
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has been a champion under fire to say the least since winning the vacated WBC Middleweight title by defeating German fighter and interim WBC Champion Sebastian Zbik at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA, on…  

Floyd Mayweather to be Stripped of WBC Belt?

Mar 14, 2012 - 07:20PM ET
Will the WBC declare Floyd Mayweather Jr their welterweight 'champion in recess?'   

Dereck Chisora | The WBC's Suspension and What it Means

Feb 29, 2012 - 03:27AM ET
The World Boxing Council (WBC) in an unprecedented move has indefinitely suspended Dereck Chisora following his irrational behavior last week in Munich, Germany.  

Sergio Martinez to Jose Sulaiman: "We're Good."

Feb 08, 2012 - 07:21PM ET
Lineal middleweight champion Sergio Martinez wants the world to know the anger he felt against the WBC and Jose Sulaiman has subsided and all is well.  

Sergio Martinez: The WBC's Prodigal Son?

Jan 31, 2012 - 10:34PM ET
In every large family there seems to be that one child that, no matter how much they've been nurtured and protected, rebels to the bitter end bites the very hand that feeds them. That child usually leaves the nest and…  

WBC President Jose Sulaiman: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr Fears No One

Jan 23, 2012 - 05:59PM ET
Message from WBC President Jose Sulaiman Regarding Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.  

Mauricio Sulaiman - Heir to the WBC Throne?

Jan 18, 2012 - 04:35PM ET
FightSaga Exclusive - Q&A with Mauricio Sulaiman, December 2011  
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