The WBC congratulate Gvozdyk and Ngumbu for responsible cooperation with the WBC Weight Management Program
One of the main priorities of the World Boxing Council throughout this year, will be the implementation of the new Weight Control Program, which aims to protect the health and well being of boxers.
WBC Weight Management Program:
– Once the fighters and their teams have confirmed a match, the boxers must be weighed, so that the WBC can know their initial weight.
– Apart from our already pre-weighing weigh ins of 30 and 7 days, the pre-weigh in of 14 days will be added.
– Also, with the mission of ensuring the safety of boxers and their rivals by avoiding over hydration, the World Boxing Council is implementing a weigh in system on the same day of the fight, in which fighters must not weigh more than 10 percent of what they registered during the official weigh-in.
* 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 established percentage is not exceeded, and to insure the safety of the boxers.
The World Boxing Council and its President Mauricio Sulaiman, would like to especially thank the WBC light heavyweight world champion, Oleksandr Gvozdyk, his challenger, Doudu Ngumbu, Top Rank Promotions, Yulia Diachenko and Egis Klimas for their valuable cooperation.
Here is the information that the champion and the challenger sent to the WBC after agreeing to fight for the WBC championship on March 30, 2019.
Oleksandr Gvozdyk 187.4 Pounds
Doudu Ngumbu 188.7 Pounds