The World Boxing Council is keen for BoxRec to become a focal point of reference in order to improve safety and its scrutiny.
At its 57th annual Convention, at the Grand Oasis Hotel in Cancun, WBC Governors voted for BoxRec to become the official registry for records and suspensions. And that it becomes mandatory for BoxRec’s suspensions to be abided by. Also to create a BoxRec committee for emergency cases concerning suspensions.
WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman suggested categorizing fights putting them into a level. BoxRec Record Keeper Dr Marina Sheppard said it’s an interesting topic to talk about to come up with early warning signs.
Marina also explained that boxing has appreciably grown during the last ten years. BoxRec now covers seventy two percent of the industry with the records of 23,531 boxers. Two hundred and twenty Commissions report to BoxRec. There have been 13,372 suspensions covering twenty four countries.
There are predictor tools to access if a fight is going to be good graphing weight, age and history. Coming up, BoxRec will be assessing round scoring, training of judges, public wisdom or bias of the crowd, real time as it happens and post event analytics.
Marina has won the WBC Lady of the Year Award.