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1988.- Sugar Ray Leonard, de Estados Unidos, se levantó de la lona para noquear técnicamente en 9 rounds al canadiense Don Lalonde y la victoria le valió conquistar dos campeonatos mundiales WBC, el de peso semicompleto y el supermedio, división creada semanas antes por el Consejo Mundial de Boxeo, y cuyo título obviamente estaba vacante. El encuentro tuvo como escenario el ring instalado en una de las playas de estacionamiento del Hotel Caesar´s Palace de Las Vegas. La actuación como referi correspondió a Richard Steele, y los jueces fueron Chuck Giampa, Stuart Kirshenbaum y Franz Marti..

 

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This Thursday the WBC celebrates its 56th Anniversary

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We at the  World Boxing Council are celebrating  our 56th Anniversary this Thursday, February 14th

 

It all started  at the Prado Alffer Hotel  in Mexico  City at a meeting of representatives from eleven different countries.

 

It was due to the initiative  of amateur boxer, the then President of Mexico, Adolfo Lopez Mateos, who gave instructions to the President of the Boxing Commission of the Federal District, writer Luis Spota, to create a new group to improve and develop the Noble Art.

 

Representatives came from England, United States, France, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Panama, Venezuela, the Philippines, and Mexico was the host.

 

Meetings were held for several days until the agreement was announced by which the World Boxing Council was created. The first  President was the Britain’s   J. Onslow Fane, who occupied this position for  only  a few hours, citing lack of time to able to devote to the job.

 

A second election led Mr.Luis Spota to the Presidency, with Professor Ramón G. Velázquez as Executive Secretary.

 

Luis Spota did not take on the role with the expected enthusiasm and after four years he resigned, being succeed by Filipino Justiniano Montano.

 

After Montano, Mexican Ramón G. Velázquez was appointed as President  until the end of 1975, when Don José Sulaiman Chagnon, who had worked  alongside his predecessor as Executive Secretary, was unanimously elected as our Leader.

 

The election of Jose  Sulaimán took place in Tunisia on December 5, 1975 and it was from there and due to  his inspirational direction, ideas and dedicated  work, that the World Boxing Council began its prodigious growth.

 

Don Jose’s enthusiastic and tireless efforts, as well as his great knowledge, many contacts and especially friends all around the world, led him to boost the WBC into the most prestigious giant body, completely changing and transforming  a sport of harshness, into a new and better form, with excellent rules, to protect the so brave fighters who climb up into the ring to conquer glory.

 

Unfortunately and sadly José Sulaimán died five years ago. He was succeeded by his youngest son  Mauricio Sulaiman Saldivar, who  had been working as WBC Executive Secretary.

 

On February 11, 2014, Mauricio Sulaiman was unanimously elected President and since then he  is guiding its destiny along with the WBC Board of Governors from the 166 countries who  are affiliated to our organization. The WBC, a Boxing pioneer which  keeps making history!

 

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