One of the main priorities of the World Boxing Council this year, will be the development of the new Weight Management Program, which specifically aims to protect the health and safety of fighters.
In addition to their already established pre-weigh-ins of 30 and 7 days, the 14 day weigh-in has been added by the sanctioning body.
To further insure the safety of boxers and their opponents, by avoiding over-hydration, the World Boxing Council is implementing a weigh-in system on the same day of the fight, in which boxers must not exceed 10% of their weight division.
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 fighter doesn’t exceed 10% of the division limit.
In order for this initiative to work, the WBC needs the cooperation of promoters, matchmakers, managers, coaches, boxing commissions, boxing federations, the press and of course, the boxers themselves.
This new program was implemented at recent boxing events at Ciudad Guzman in Mexico and at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.