WBC Begins Their New Weight Management Program

One of the main priorities of the World Boxing Council this year, will be the development of the new Weight Management Program, which specifically aims to protect the health and safety of fighters.

In addition to their already established  pre-weigh-ins of 30 and 7 days, the 14 day weigh-in has been added by the sanctioning body.

To further insure the safety of boxers and their opponents, by avoiding over-hydration, the World Boxing Council is implementing a weigh-in system on the same day of the fight, in which boxers must not exceed 10% of their weight division.

The fighters must be weighed in the dressing room of the arena where the fight will take place. It must be done to monitor that the fighter doesn’t exceed 10% of the division limit.

In order for this initiative to work, the WBC needs the cooperation of promoters, matchmakers, managers, coaches, boxing commissions, boxing federations, the press and of course, the boxers themselves.

This new program was implemented at recent boxing events at Ciudad Guzman in Mexico and at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.wbc-weight


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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Santa_ on 01-31-2019

[QUOTE=Toffee;19477450]There was another thread on this topic somewhere. [B]WBC reported that they were blocked from weighing fighters on the day.[/B][/QUOTE] Great news. Sulaiman's a slimeball.

Comment by Toffee on 01-31-2019

There was another thread on this topic somewhere. WBC reported that they were blocked from weighing fighters on the day.

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 01-31-2019

[QUOTE=DL Capshaw;19476438]Weigh in should be done one the day of the fight, period. That prevents the weight bully problem altogether now, doesn't it?[/QUOTE] Exactly. Just go back to same day weigh-ins like in the old days. That would correct this…

Comment by icha on 01-31-2019

[QUOTE=Jubei;19477184]10% is still way too much, should be capped at 10-12 lb for the higher weight classes. Middleweights coming in at 176 is too high, should be 170-172 max.[/QUOTE] it wont be as much if its done an hour before…

Comment by petero on 01-31-2019

This should be a really good fight. Taylor's body shots will be key to Slow this tough Russian down. Taylor late stoppage.

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