Former pro Bboy Frankie Sirswift Hernandez founded the World Bboy Battle league to pay Breakers like athletes in other pro sports. Why? Because he wants to stop Bboy exploitation.
In 2014, a Daily News article title “Bring home the breakin’! Former Run-DMC dancer wants breakdancing to be a major league sport” was written letting the world know of his intentions.
In 2015, WBB became the first Bboy sports league for Breaking with the official launch of WBB #1 at Queens Theatre. To differentiate his Bboy battles from all other Bboy battles he uses terms Bboy sports and Extreme Breakdancing.
At the 2024 Olympics in Paris, Breaking will make its debut on the world’s biggest sports stage and millions of people around the world will see these amazing athletes perform jaw-dropping Bboy moves. Hernandez plans to fund our athletes representing USA.
“I created World Bboy Battle with one goal in mind, to help Bboys make Breakdancing a career.”
— Frankie Sirswift Hernandez, Founder of World Bboy Battle
In the last few years, Hernandez has been organizing tournaments at Tribeca Performing Arts Center and compensating Bboys and awarding them significant prize money at each event using his own money from his savings and work.
Today, his league is growing fast and he predicts he will award $1 million dollars to the WBB league champion within the next 24 months. Once again, he’s letting us know of his intentions. Based on his record of accomplishments, that’s an easy bet.