The ambitious even audacious dream of WBC President Jose Sulaiman to create the first ever Boxing World Cup, is just days away from becoming tangible and feasible reality.
Outstanding boxers from ten federations and intercontinental champions, plus silver and international champions in four weight classes will face each other…and fight! The categories are: feather, light, welter and heavyweight. Each division will have 12 participants.
The tournament is a knockout phase, quarterfinals, semifinals and final. The first twenty events include two major extravaganzas that will encompass two hours broadcasting while the finals are scheduled to last 90 minutes and will be broadcasted on Fridays.
The countries hosting the World Cup WBC I are: Mexico, United States, Argentina, Thailand, Morocco and Russia. The WBC belt is cherished by the greatest boxing champions in the world. The Cup winner in each category will earn the right to fight for the WBC world title. The tournament will be broadcast internationally by FOX Sports and Fox Deportes in the U.S., and TDN Televisa in Mexico and Alba Vision in Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa.
Heavyweight – Group Stage
Group 1: Juan Carlos Gomez v TBA – Winner faces Magomed Abdusalamov in Quarter-Finals
Group 2: Oleg Platov v Eric Molina – Winner faces Lucas Browne
Group 3: Odlanier Solis v Carlos Takam – Winner faces Fres Oquendo
Group 4: Sam Sexton v Alexander Dimitrenko – Winner faces Johnathon Banks
Substitues: Amir Mansour and Sherman Williams
Welterweight – Group Stage
Group 1: Naoufel Ben Rabeh v Jean Carlos Prada – Winner faces Ionut Dan Ion
Group 2: Yang Xin Zin v Sirimognkol Singmanasak – Winner faces Leonardo Bundu
Group 3: Jean Carlos Abreu v Devis Caceres
Group 4: Joan Guzman v Simeon Hardy – Winner faces Antonin Decarie
Substitutes: Junior Witter, Artemio Reyes and Dennis Laurente
All bouts correct in accordance to the official WBC website and are subject to change