WBC CREATES NEW CHAMPIONSHIP BELT FOR 'CATCH WEIGHTS'!
Fri, 07 Aug 2009
Jose Sulaiman, President of the WBC, is announcing the institution of a new WBC green and gold belt to be called WBC Diamond Championship, a honorary championship exclusively for fights between elite boxers.
This new implementation has been voted in favor by the WBC Board of Governors based in an absolute unanimous voting, and will actively participate to keep boxing as great as ever with new and exciting formats for the fans.
Boxing is changing; it has a heavy influence from television and promoters are looking for highly interesting and passionate battles for the benefit of the boxing fans of the world.
The WBC believes that this belt will play a very important role in modern boxing, as the fights between elite boxers called “catch weight” fights, have not been a complete success, due to the fact that the advertising is only done for fans to know who is the best between two fighters and nothing is at stake, or a bout for a belt that has no reputation at all.
The WBC will propose that the promotion renders homage to the two greatest fighters of such division, as they will be showcased in the belt.
This WBC Diamond Belt is being manufactured using the same design as the traditional belt but the materials will include 18 karat gold fusion, 598 diamonds, 196 emeralds, 6 rubies and 150 swarowsky semi-precious stones.
Jose Sulaiman, finished stating that he is very proud of the step taken by the WBC, as it will be in benefit of improving boxing, in benefit of the boxing fans of the world, of promoters, television and everybody involved in the sport of boxing. (PR)
Click here to view a list of other articles written by .
Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:
|PHOTOS: PERALTA UPSETS GUERRERO|
By , Sun, 28 Aug 2016ANCAJAS CONFIDENT TO SNATCH TITLE FROM ARROYO
By Epifanio M. Almeda, Sun, 28 Aug 2016Abap told of what it did wrong
By Recah Trinidad, Sun, 28 Aug 2016TABANAO LOSES ORIENTAL FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE TO UNBEATEN DOGBOE OF GHANA
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sun, 28 Aug 2016LUIS SANTOS WINS UNANIMOUS DECISION OVER FORMER CHAMPION IGOR SVIRID
By , Sun, 28 Aug 2016FITE TV announces television carriage deal for the WMMAA Pan-American Division Championships October 8-9 in Chile
By , Sun, 28 Aug 2016PROMOTER GELLO-ANI TELLS FILIPINO FIGHT FANS NOT TO WORRY ABOUT IBF FLYWEIGHT CHAMPION JOHNREIL CASIMERO
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sat, 27 Aug 2016IOC PRES. THOMAS BACH PRAISES AIBA FOR SUCCESSFUL RIO OLYMPIC BOXING
By Maloney L. Samaco, Sat, 27 Aug 2016CARLOS CUADRAS CONFIDENT OF BEATING PREVIOUSLY UNDEFEATED ‘CHOCOLATITO’ GONZALEZ
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sat, 27 Aug 2016ONE: TITLES & TITANS STRAWWEIGHT/FLYWEIGHT/BANTAMWEIGHT TOURNAMENT COMPLETE RESULTS
By , Sat, 27 Aug 2016Conor McGregor -- Spends A Fortune On Custom Suits ... Stylist Tells All (PHOTO GALLERY)
By , Sat, 27 Aug 2016Senator Pacquiao vows to help victims of injustice & poverty in the countryside
By Aquiles Z. Zonio, Sat, 27 Aug 2016WHO IS JESSIE VARGAS?
By Maloney L. Samaco, Sat, 27 Aug 2016DOGBOE BEATS TABANAO IN ACCRA
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Sat, 27 Aug 2016MAYFIELD WANTS EYUBOV REMATCH: I WAS ROBBED!
By , Sat, 27 Aug 2016LA FIGHT CLUB SEPTEMBER 2 CARD FIGHTERS CHRISTIAN GONZALEZ, EDGAR VALERIO AND TECHNOTITLAN NAVA LOS ANGELES MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES
By , Sat, 27 Aug 2016Split-T Management signs amateur standout Mark Dawson to a managerial contract
By , Sat, 27 Aug 2016Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame Class of 2016 Announced
By , Sat, 27 Aug 2016Guerrero, Peralta, Angulo, Hernandez, Gausha & Martinez Final Press Conference Quotes
By , Fri, 26 Aug 2016Duno eyes KO win vs. Thai in Tupi
By , Fri, 26 Aug 2016CHARLIE EDWARDS PREDICTS HE WILL BEAT IBF CHAMPION JOHNREIL CASIMERO
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 26 Aug 2016Demi Lovato -- Dating UFC's Luke Rockhold ... We're Cool for the Summer (PHOTOS)
By , Fri, 26 Aug 2016TABANAO IN CRUCIAL BATTLE VS. DOGBOE
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Fri, 26 Aug 2016Arizona Boxing News & Notes with Don Smith: Jose Benavidez Jr. Shot twice in Phoenix
By Don Smith, Fri, 26 Aug 2016