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Who we are

Our story

In 2005, under much scrutiny, Genaro Hernandez, Eric Morales and WBC Cares Chair, Jill Diamond entered Childrens Hospital LA to fulfill the dream of Dr. Jose Sulaiman. Never before had boxers been allowed to visit the children in the Pediatric Oncology Ward.

The result was ennobling. What started as a journey of love and promise, became the foundation of the WBC Cares Program, “Big Champions Supporting Little Champions”.

Now, under the guidance of Mauricio Sulaiman, and with the help of Co-Chair, Christiane Manzur, WBC Cares has grown to 25 global, chapters, fulfilling the needs of the community in the WBC’s 170 member nations.

Whether it’s supplies, mentors, donations, education, mental awareness or doctors; whatsoever the situation calls for, our champions and members are ready to step in bringing with them a wealth of cultures and expertise that can only be found in a worldwide sport like ours.

Boxing has no borders; we don’t care about skin color, religion, politics, flags, or languages. We all speak the same language; we all understand perfectly its universal voice. We all chat with our fists, with our hearts, with our souls; that’s what boxing is all about.Laura Serrano

Our vision

Once fallen! Twice risen!


Who better than a boxer to teach others about resiliency and hope. Our goal is to empower even the weakest and neediest of people, particularly children, by showing them what boxing teaches us:

Sportsmanship! Diversity! Respect!

Our angel army, made up of the finest champions, provide others with the skills they need in life to move forward with courage and strength.

Whether its a gym, a hospital or a disaster site, WBCCares, under the guidance of the World Boxing Council, sends compassionate volunteers to provide and protect.

Jill Diamond’s message

Since it’s ratification by the WBC Board in 2005, WBC Cares has reached around the globe to embrace children in need. We do not limit our appetite for good to just the poor and sick, but to anyone who we feel we can help. Using the principles of our sport, we provide them with a structure that helps them move through life with dignity. Our compassionate, volunteer members have been instrumental in not only visiting, but building shelters, gyms and most important, the health and well-being of others. It is our goal to inspire people to never surrender their dreams but instead, to approach life as champions!

Mauricio Sulaiman’s Message

In 2005 one of the dreams of my father, Don José Sulaimán, came true: WBC Cares, a beautiful program that aims to bring a message of hope through our champions to all those children and young people who are going through a difficult time, showing them that, just like the world champions, with faith, effort and courage you can overcome any obstacle….was founded.

WBC Cares is unique, based on the principles of social responsibility that today has the support of thousands of volunteer members from the countries affiliated with our World Boxing Council. WBC Cares changes and transforms lives!