WBC cuts ties with China Federation

The World Boxing Council has confirmed the cessation of relations with the Chinese Boxing Federation. No reason was given for the split. Since 2002, the WBC has made a considerable effort to boost professional boxing activities in China. They held an annual convention in China in 2008 (Note: the WBA held their convention there the previous year), they were first body to stage a world championship fight in China and they were first body to crown a Chinese world champion (Xiong Chao Zhong). The WBC intends to continue to work actively to develop the sport in that country.