The World Boxing Council will pay tribute to superstar champions Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr, who through their wondrous careers, have written with golden letters several chapters in the history books of the WBC and boxing in general.
Mike Tyson became the youngest fighter ever to win the heavyweight championship of the world, when at age of 20, he knocked out then-champion Trevor Berbick in only two rounds, capturing The WBC Green and Gold Belt. Tyson’s reign was supreme, unifying the division. and went on to defend his championship on multiple occasions.
He regained his WBC championship by knocking out Frank Bruno in the third round. Tyson has been a major force in the sport and has influenced millions of persons from around the world to follow boxing.
Roy Jones Jr has been closely associated with The WBC since 1992 when he captured The WBC Continental Americas championship and Roy becomes WBC light heavyweight world champion in 1996.
He unified the division making multiple title defenses. Roy was pound for pound king for many years and was the dominant force of the 1990s.
The WBC is honored to support their exhibition match scheduled for November 28 in which both will go into the ring with the admirable purpose of raising funds for charitable campaigns in the “Front Line Battle “.
The WBC has prepared a unique belt to commemorate this occasion. Each fighter will receive one, as a recognition of their innovative efforts to bring entertainment to the world with a great cause, during these very difficult and harsh times for humanity.