Latest WBU News
Posted on November 25, 2016
After months of negotiations the WBU returns to Charleston, South Carolina on the 25th of February 2017 and works with the new South Carolina Athletic Commission. Yahu Blackwell comes to lead an action packed card in the quest to capture the long awaited WBU Crusierweight America's title on the event televised coast-to-coast. A formal press release is forthcoming revealing more details.
Posted on October 14, 2016
The WBU returns to Canada today for another exciting championship fight.
Posted on October 11, 2016
The W B U is pleased to announce that Mr. Daniel McGarvie has been appointed as Chairman of the Championship-Rankings Committee and assumes all duties immediately. Appointed as well to the Committee is Mr. Don Collette- W B U and I B U Director for Canada and Executive Committee member. The third person appointed is Miss Gail LeBlanc who will oversee the research for the Rankings Committee. W B U President Don "Moose" Lewis welcomes everyone appointed and looks forward to the rankings every month. All requests for rankings should be addressed to rankings@WBUboxing.org for consideration. Title inquiries should be addressed to titles@WBUboxing.org
Posted on September 25, 2016
On Saturday, 24 September 2016 in Mexico, WBU Heavyweight Interim World Champion Marselles Brown wins by TKO5 against challenger Saul Montana to capture the full WBU Heavyweight World Championship. More details to follow. Below in photograph is Left to right is "ringgirl", WBU Supervisor Leonard Gabriel, WBU Heavyweight World Champion Marselles Brown, "ringgirl", and the referee.
Posted on September 23, 2016
As soon as we arrived in Roasrito, Mexico, we were taken directly to the weigh-ins at a small beach front restaurant that hosted the press conference for the WBU Heavyweight Title fight.
Posted on September 18, 2016
Most boxer's are motivated by the pursuit of a common goal: reaching the pinnacle of their sport, standing on the world stage and having an world championship placed around their waist.
Posted on September 18, 2016
You see, “prizefighting” behaves only nominally like a sport. It’s easier for a fight to not happen than it is for it to actually happen. There are an endless array of things that can kill a boxing match and no one entity that can force a bout to happen. These are some of the more common categories of fight-murdering factors.
Posted on May 12, 2016
Rising Baltimore-bred boxer Yahu "Rock" Blackwell is slated to make his TV debut this summer in a fight for the WBU cruiser weight title.
Posted on April 11, 2016
Yahu "Rock" Blackwell is undertaking the biggest test of his young career, when he make's his television debut on June 18th, 2016 fighting for the WBU America's Cruiser weight championship. The 29-year-old from Baltimore has returned to the ABC and is now on the journey to becoming the WBU and IBU undisputed cruiser weight world champion.
Posted on December 17, 2015
Blackwell is currently training for his next fight on June 18th, 2016 where he will be on the world stage competing for a WBU America's Cruiser weight title. His latest training is meant to push him past his current limitations and take him to a whole new level. These are extensive sparring sessions where Blackwell is taking on 4-5 different sparring partners insuring that each one coming in is fresh and ready to take him on. These bouts are lasting 8-10 rounds where he is consistently pushing his limits and insuring that each fighter is at their best before taking him on.