WBC May Create Rule That Blocks Parent From Working a Corner

The days of a father running the corner of his son during boxing matches could very well be numbered, at least according to the World Boxing Council - whic is currently scrutinizing the parental role.

Mindful of the implications of the father and son dilemma, the WBC conducting an ongoing pilot program, doing interviews, gathering data - following a proposal made during the WBC's Miami convention, regarding parents in the corner of a fighter as chief seconds.

The WBC has concerns over a a potential mental conflict, where a fighter will continue to push himself - even with their health at risk - because their parent is in the corner.


WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman said: "We believe there is a natural obstacle and we are evaluating what is happening. There is a situation which mixes emotions, and it`s our experience that it not recommendable to have fathers in the corner.  Having said that, there are many fighters today, who are working with a parent for a long time, so we are carefully looking into it.

"You are much more demanding of your son for school grades and in any sport, and the son has much more pride in the presence of his father, so he doesn`t give up as dad is right there."

Ironically, this coming Saturday night at the Barclays Center in New York - two boxers, who are trained by their respective fathers, are colliding for the vacant WBC welterweight title. Shawn Porter, who is trained by father Kenny Porter, is going to trade punches with Danny Garcia, who is trained by father Angel Garcia.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by FairPlay on 09-06-2018

Also make a rule that in every WBC fight a special belt must be awarded, and both fighters must pay the special belt fee, win or lose. Competition for the most irritating person in boxing is enormous, but Sulaiman's got…

Comment by Boksfan on 09-06-2018

Suleiman is not only a crook but also an imbecile :lol1:

Comment by Eff Pandas on 09-06-2018

[QUOTE=mxtali;19075479]Lmao they don’t even try to hide their greed. It’s so obvious.[/QUOTE] Does anyone know if the WBC is taking any money from trainers to award these trainer belts? Obviously they are taking a % of boxers money which in…

Comment by Eff Pandas on 09-06-2018

[QUOTE=BoxingTech718;19074735]Nonsense if anything most Fathers who are in their sons corner are usually quicker to throw in the towel and protect the fighter.[/QUOTE] Thats not true. Or if it is true for most fathers there are still many fathers who…

Comment by SniXSniPe on 09-06-2018

We should implement a similar rule that a parent/son cannot be president over any boxing sanctioning organizations. Oh, wait. WBC, el-oh-el

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