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Wilder v Szpilka: Tale of the Tape, plus WBC heavyweight stats

WBC 15/01/2016

WBC Heavyweight World Championship – Brooklyn, New York – Barclays Center, January 16, 2016

This will be the 1,917th fight sanctioned by the WBC in its 53-year history.

DEONTAY “The Bronze Bomber” WILDER (United States)
WBC Heavyweight World Champion

Age, date of birth: 30 (October 22, 1985)
Residence: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Birthplace: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Record: 35-0, 34 KOs
Height: 6’7”
Stance: Righthanded
World championship fights: 3-0, 2 KOs
Total rounds: 90
Advisor: Al Haymon
Managers: Jay Deas, Shelly Finkel
Trainer: Mark Breland

ARTUR “The Pin” SZPILKA (Poland)
Ranked WBC No. 8 at heavyweight

Age (date of birth): 26 (April 12, 1989)
Residence: Houston, Texas
Birthplace: Wieliczka, Poland
Record: 20-1, 15 KOs
Height: 6’3”
Stance: Lefthanded
World championship fights: 0
Total rounds: 85
Manager: Al Haymon
Trainer: Ronnie Shields

WBC HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONS

1. Sonny Liston (US) 1963 – 1964
2. Muhammad Ali (US) 1964 – 1967
3. Joe Frazier (US) 1968 – 1973
4. George Foreman (US) 1973 – 1974
5. Muhammad Ali (US) * 1974 – 1978
6. Leon Spinks (US) 1978
7. Ken Norton (US) 1977 – 1978
8. Larry Holmes (US) 1978 – 1983
9. Tim Witherspoon (US) 1984
10. Pinklon Thomas (US) 1984 – 1985
11. Trevor Berbick (Can) 1986
12. Mike Tyson (US) 1986 – 1990
13. James Douglas (US) 1990
14. Evander Holyfield (US) 1990 – 1992
15. Riddick Bowe (US) 1992
16. Lennox Lewis (GB) 1993 – 1994
17. Oliver McCall (US) 1994 – 1995
18. Frank Bruno (GB) 1995 – 1996
19. Mike Tyson (US) * 1996
20. Lennox Lewis (GB) * 1997 – 2001
21. Hasim Rahman (US) 2001
22. Lennox Lewis (GB) * 2001 – 2003
23. Vitali Klitschko (Ukraine) 2004
24. Hasim Rahman (US) * 2005 – 2006
25. Oleg Maskaev (Kazakhstan) 2006 – 2008
26. Samuel Peter (Nigeria) Interim 2007 – 2008
27. Vitali Klitschko (Ukraine)* 2008 – 2014
28. Bermane Stiverne (Haiti-US) 2014 – 2015
29. Deontay Wilder (US) 2015 –
* Regained title

WBC TOP 10
1. Muhammad Ali
2. Lennox Lewis
3. Larry Holmes
4. Mike Tyson
5. George Foreman
6. Joe Frazier
7. Evander Holyfield
8. Frank Bruno
9. Sonny Liston
10. Tim Witherspoon

GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION IN THE HISTORY OF THE WBC

23 heavyweight world champions have been recognized by the WBC, of whom only five have regained the title: Muhammad Ali (US), Mike Tyson (US), Lennox Lewis two times (GB), Hasim Rahman (US), Vitali Klitschko (Ukraine).

138 heavyweight world championship fights have been held in WBC history.
This will be the 16th WBC heavyweight world championship fight held in New York state.

MEMORABLE WBC HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHTS

May 21, 1966 Muhammad Ali TKO6 Henry Cooper – London
Dec. 10, 1968 Joe Frazier W15 Oscar Bonavena – Philadelphia.
Mar. 8, 1971 Joe Frazier W15 Muhammad Ali – New York
Oct. 30, 1974 Muhammad Ali KO8 George Foreman – Kinshasa
Oct. 1, 1975 Muhammad Ali TKO15 Joe Frazier – Manila
Jun. 9, 1978 Larry Holmes W15 Ken Norton – Las Vegas
Sep. 28, 1979 Larry Homes TKO11 Earnie Shavers – Las Vegas
Oct. 2, 1980 Larry Holmes TKO11 Muhammad Ali – Las Vegas
Apr. 11, 1981 Larry Holmes W15 Trevor Berbick – Las Vegas
Mar. 22, 1986 Trevor Berbick W12 Pinklon Thomas – Las Vegas
Feb. 11, 1990 James Douglas KO10 Mike Tyson – Tokyo
Mar. 18, 1991 Mike Tyson TKO7 Donovan Ruddock (Eliminator) – Las Vegas
May 8, 1993 Lennox Lewis W12 Tony Tucker – Las Vegas
Sep. 2, 1995 Frank Bruno W12 Oliver McCall – London
Mar. 19, 1999 Lennox Lewis D12 Evander Holyfield – New York
Apr. 22, 2001 Hasim Rahman KO5 Lennox Lewis – Brakpan
Nov. 17, 2001 Lennox Lewis KO4 Hasim Rahman – Las Vegas
Jun. 8, 2002 Lennox Lewis KO8 Mike Tyson – Memphis
Jun. 21, 2003 Lennox Lewis TKO6 Vitali Klitschko – Los Angeles
Apr. 24, 2004 Vitali Klitschko KO8 Corrie Sanders – Los Angeles
Mar. 8, 2008 Samuel Peter TKO6 Oleg Maskaev – Cancun
Oct. 11, 2008 Vitali Klitschko TKO9 Samuel Peter – Berlin
Jan. 17, 2015 Deontay Wilder W12 Bermane Stiverne – Las Vegas

WBC Statistics by Luis Medina

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