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World Boxing Council Top Ten WBC Cruiserweight Champions of all-time

Ringside 31/01/2020
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The World Boxing Council has released the latest cruiserweight statistics ahead of the vacant title clash between Ilunga Makabu and Michal Cieslak.

Makabu and Cieslak battle in out for the green strap in Kinshasa. The belt has not been on the line since 2018.

Including in the stats, put together as always by Luis Media, are the Top 10 WBC cruiserweight champions of all time.

WBC STATISTICS

Vacant WBC Cruiserweight World Championship
January 31, 2020 / Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of The Congo

ILUNGA LUYOYO GENERAL PROMOTIONS / TARIK SAADI PRESENTS:

ILUNGA “Junior” MAKABU (Congo)
Ranked WBC No. 1 at Cruiserweight
Age: 32 / Date of birth: November 8, 1987
Residence: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa / Birthplace: Kananga, Democratic Republic of The Congo
Record: 26-2, 24 KOs / Total rounds: 122 / World championship fights: 0-1
Height: 6’0″ – 183cm / Reach: 74″ – 188cm / Stance: Left-handed

MICHAL CIESLAK (Poland)
Ranked WBC No. 2 at Cruiserweight
Age: 30 / Date of birth: April 19, 1989
Residence, birthplace: Radom, Poland
Record: 19-0, 13 KOs / Total rounds: 84
Height: 6’3″ – 190cm / Reach: 79″ – 201cm / Stance: Right-handed

WBC CRUISERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONS

1. Marvin Camel (US) 1980
2. Carlos de Leon (P. Rico) 1980 – 1982
3. S.T. Gordon (US) 1982 – 1983
4. Carlos de Leon (P. Rico) * 1983 – 1985
5. Alfonzo Ratliff (US) 1985
6. Bernard Benton (US) 1985 – 1986
7. Carlos de Leon (P. Rico) * 1986 – 1988
8. Evander Holyfield (US) 1988
9. Carlos de Leon (P. Rico) * 1989 – 1990
10. Massimiliano Duran (Italy) 1990 – 1991
11. Anaclet Wamba (France) 1991 – 1995
12. Marcelo Dominguez (Arg) 1995 – 1998
13. Juan Carlos Gomez (Cuba) 1998 – 2002
14. Wayne Braithwaite (Guyana) 2002 – 2005
15. Jean-Marc Mormeck (France) 2007
16. O’Neil Bell (US) 2006 – 2007
17. Jean-Marc Mormeck (France)* 2007
18. David Haye (UK) 2007 – 2008
19. Giacobbe Fragomeni (Italy) 2008 – 2009

2010 – Today

20. Zsolt Erdei (Hungary) 2008 – 2010
21. Krzystof Wlodarczyk (Poland) 2010 – 2014
22. Grigory Drozd (Russia) 2014 – 2015
23. Tony Bellew (UK) 2016 – 2017
24. Mairis Briedis (Latvia) 2017 – 2018
25. Oleksandr Usyk (Ukraine) 2018
* Regained

WBC TOP 10 CRUISERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONS

1. Evander Holyfield (US)
2. Zsolt Erdei (Hungary)
3. Juan Carlos Gomez (Cuba-Germany)
4. Krzystof Wlodarczyk (Poland)
5. Tony Bellew (GB)
6. Carlos De Leon (P. Rico)
7. Wayne Braithwaite (Guyana)
8. Grigory Drozd (Russia)
9. Anaclet Wamba (France)
10. Jean-Marc Mormeck (France)


GENERAL INFORMATION

75 cruiserweight world championship bouts have been held in the history of the WBC.
21 world champions have been recognized by the WBC, of whom only two have regained the title: Carlos de Leon (Puerto Rico) three times, Jean-Marc Mormeck (France) one time.

MEMORABLE FIGHTS

Nov. 10, 2018 Oleksandr Usyk TKO8 Tony Bellew – Manchester, England
July 21, 2018 Oleksandr Usyk W12 Murat Gassiev – Moscow, Russia
Jan. 27, 2018 Oleksandr Usyk W12 Mairis Briedis – Riga, Latvia
Apr. 1, 2017 Mairis Briedis W12 Marco Huck – Westfalenhalle, Germany
May 29, 2016 Tony Bellew TKO3 Ilunga Makabu – Liverpool, England
Sep. 27, 2014 Grigory Drozd W12 Krzysztof Wlodarczyk – Moscow, Russia
May 15, 2010 Krzysztof Wlodarczyk TKO8 Giacobbe Fragomeni – Lodz, Poland
Oct. 24, 2008 Giacobbe Fragomeni TW8 Rudolf Kraj – Milan, Italy
Mar. 8, 2008 David Haye TKO2 Enzo Maccarinelli – London, England
Jan. 7, 2006 O’Neil Bell KO10 Jean-Marc Mormeck – New York, New York
Apr. 2, 2005 Jean-Marc Mormeck W12 Wayne Braithwaite – Worcester, Massachusetts

1979 -2002

Oct. 11, 2002, Wayne Braithwaite TKO10 Vincenzo Cantatore – Lombardia, Italy
Feb. 21, 1998 Juan Carlos Gomez W12 Marcelo Fabian Dominguez – Buenos Aires, Argentina
July 25, 1995 Marcelo Fabian Dominguez TKO9 Akim Tafir – Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France
July 20, 1991 Anaclet Wamba TKO11 Massimiliano Duran. Palermo, Sicily
July 27, 1990 Massimiliano Duran WDQ11 Carlos DeLeon – Capo d’Orlando, Sicily
May 17, 1989 Carlos DeLeon TKO9 Sammy Reeson – London, England
Apr. 9, 1988 Evander Holyfield TKO8 Carlos DeLeon – Las Vegas, Nevada
Feb. 24, 1982 Carlos DeLeon TKO8 Marvin Camel – Atlantic City, New Jersey
Mar. 31, 1980 Marvin Camel W15 Mate Parlov – Las Vegas, Nevada
Dec. 8, 1979 Marvin Camel D15 Mate Parlov – Split, Croatia

WBC Statistics by Luis Medina.