WBC Boxing Odds
The WBC arguably has two claims to fame with the boxing world. The first is that it was the first of the four boxing organisations to reduce the distance of his world title fights from 15 rounds to 12 rounds, while all champions have a virtually identical green belt, which represents all of the 161 countries that make up the organisation.
Lots of big-named heavyweights have been WBC champions
The WBC heavyweight title can count some of the biggest names in the sport’s history as previous holders. Muhammad Ali was one of the first holders after beating Sunny Liston and he was closely followed by Joe Frazier, George Foreman and Leon Spinks. Larry Holmes then made 16 successful defences before deciding to vacate the belt.
Mike Tyson had his spell of dominance with nine rampaging victories before his shock defeat to James ‘Buster’ Douglas, while in the past 20 years Evander Holyfield, Riddick Bowe, Lennox Lewis, Frank Bruno and current champion Vitali Klitschko have been champions. Klitschko has already made eight successful defences including the latest over Britain’s Dereck Chisora and should continue to head the WBC odds for a few years yet.
Floyd Mayweather also one to watch in the WBC ranks
The WBC is fortunate to have some of boxing’s current biggest names also among its title holders. There are none bigger than reigning welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather, who is holding the belt for a second time. A lengthy super middleweight reign beckons for Andre Ward after his recent victory over Carl Froch, while Bernard Hopkins will want to prove that age is no barrier following his success over Jean Pascal.