Misfits Boxing has been making waves in the crossover boxing world, introducing what they term their ‘Small Council,’ and officially announcing recognized weight classes identical to professional boxing weight divisions. Most notably, this includes the ‘Bridgerweight’ division, an exclusive attribute of the World Boxing Council (WBC). This alignment with WBC’s categories raises questions: Could the WBC soon offer exclusive belts or medals to Misfits Boxing?
WBC and Misfits Boxing
It’s a possibility that can’t be dismissed. The WBC has been known to offer belts and various awards for unique situations, leading to some frustration among professional boxing fans. The WBC’s titles are complex, with the World Title being the pinnacle, awarded across all weight divisions, including the special ‘Bridgerweight’ category.
Additionally, the WBC honours include Silver and International titles for emerging talents, plus special belts like the Diamond Belt for marquee fights. The Money Belt was awarded to the victor of Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor, the Mayan Belt symbolizes eighteen centuries of Mayan culture, and the Elizabethan Belt marked the showdown between Claressa Shields and Savannah Marshall. An Emeritus Champion title recognizes fighters who retire or vacate their title, despite criticism of diluting the champion title’s prestige.
It’s not uncommon to see the WBC appearing at various events, bestowing different awards. With Misfits Boxing’s alignment with the WBC through the inclusion of the ‘Bridgerweight’ division, and the WBC’s ceaseless desire for global recognition, their collaboration seems plausible.
Misfits Boxing’s latest announcements have fueled speculations in the NoSmokeSport Office of a possible collaboration with the WBC. Whether or not this means exclusive belts or medals for Misfits Boxing is still a matter of conjecture, but the intrigue adds yet another layer to the huge growth crossover boxing has been enjoying.