Mauricio Sulaimán WBC President

WBC Willing To Lower Sanctioning Fees To Help Boxing Resume

Fees may be reduced to help boxing commence

The president of the World Boxing Council, Mauricio Sulaimán, revealed that the green and gold sanctioning body is willing to make multiple concessions, including lowering their sanction fees, so that boxing can relaunch after being on the shelf for the better part of two months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Sulaiman explained that professional boxing faces a new reality, and just as many boxers must be willing to lower their financial demands to be able to fight behind closed doors, the WBC will be ready to review existing mandatory orders and grant boxers the ability to fight at higher weights if needed.

"I feel like there is going to be an effect that we all have to participate in," said Sulaiman told ESPN Deportes. "It will be necessary to have flexibility, make adjustments to what situations are coupling, adjust fees... What I directly announce is that we are all going to have to be flexible, the sanctioning fees will go down and we will try to cut expenses for everyone."