World Boxing Council

Floyd Mayweather says he feels 'unbeatable' ahead of Guerrero bout

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Photo: NYT

Unbeaten American star Floyd Mayweather Jnr says neither jail time nor ring rust from a one-year lay-off will diminish him next week when he returns against compatriot Robert Guerrero. "Of course I feel unbeatable. I'm in the sport where I'm the best," Mayweather said. "I'm not going into the fight thinking I'm beatable."

Friday, 26 April, 2013, 4:21am

Rex Tso seeks to be king in tough flyweight title fight

Rex Tso Sing-yu, who is aiming to become the first Hong Kong boxer to win a major regional title. Photo: Wharton Li

Hong Kong's Rex Tso Sing-yu will be out to make history tonight when he steps into the ring to face journeyman Timur Shailezov of Kyrgyzstan for the vacant WBC Asia Continental flyweight title.

5 May 2015 - 2:38pm

Nepali turns life around with help of Operation Breakthrough

With the help of Operation Breakthrough Sures Gurung is looking for a successful debut as a boxer. Photo: Warton Li

Sures Gurung used to roam the streets of Hong Kong looking for trouble. But he does his fighting in the ring these days after turning his once-troubled life around through the care and guidance of Operation Breakthrough.

The charitable organisation uses sport as a means to help, rehabilitate and positively reinforce young people from disadvantaged backgrounds or families.

8 Dec 2012 - 1:54am

Chavez Jnr tests positive for pot after Vegas bout

Julio Cesar Chavez Jnr (left) competes against Sergio Martinez for the WBC title in Las Vegas last week. Photo: AFP

Middleweight fighter Julio Cesar Chavez Jnr could be stripped of his US$3 million purse, depending on the explanation he offers to Nevada boxing regulators about a positive test for marijuana after his first professional loss last weekend in Las Vegas, officials said on Wednesday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Tso backed to conquer Asia and beyond

Unbeaten Hong Kong fighter Rex Tso Sing-yu could be ready to fight a major regional title in the next six months, says his coach, Rick Staheli, the one-time trainer of Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao.

26 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Banker claims foul play in his fight for Muay Thai belt

Kickboxer Marek Boguszewicz claims it took less than one minute for foul play to end his fighting career.

The banker says he intends to sue the World Boxing Council (WBC) to have the result of his fight for the Muay Thai International Heavyweight Greater Asia Championship belt declared void if it does not offer him a public apology and set the result aside.

30 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Hearn sees cash in the wings for Hide

BARRY Hearn, who manages WBO heavyweight champion Herbie Hide, says last week's shock defeat of Lennox Lewis by Oliver McCall has paved the way for an enormously lucrative showdown between Hide and Riddick Bowe.

McCall beat Lewis in London by a second-round stoppage to claim the WBC crown.

3 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Vegas gets big fight night

THE World Boxing Council (WBC) have backed a May 7 return fight in Las Vegas between their former light-welterweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez and Frankie Randall - the man who took away his crown and ended his unbeaten 90-fight record last month.

The contest will be part of what should be an extraordinary show which will feature three other re-matches.

26 Feb 1994 - 12:00am