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Box stars to join 55th Baku WBC Convention

29 September 2017 [13:30] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews


By Laman Ismayilova

The 55th Convention of the World Boxing Council will be held in Baku on October 6.

Historic event for the world boxing family will welcome nearly 500 delegates from 164 countries.

Officials from WBC member countries, leaders of federations, sports managers, former and current champions from North/South America, Africa, Asia and Europe will attend the event.

World-famous athletes including  Evander Holyfield, Kostya Tszyu, Yuri Arbachakov, Naseem Hamed, Erik Morales, Nino Benvenuti, Vitali Klitschko, Gennady Golovkin, Srisaket Sor Rungvisai will  also come to Baku, Trend reported.

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman will address the 55th Convention.

Besides, closed meetings of the WBC Ratings Committee and the Judicial Council will be held as part of the event.

The WBC was established in 1963 by 11 national boxing organizations.

The national boxers win many prestigious awards and always raise the national flag in the international tournaments.

In 2000, at the Sydney Olympic Games boxer Vugar Alakbarov defeated a series of strong, more experienced opponents, and won a bronze medal, Azerbaijan’s first Olympic medal in boxing.

In 2003 Agasi Mammadov wrote his name into the annals of the country’s boxing history. He became the first Azerbaijani to be awarded the title of world champion. 

Today, younger generation continues successes gained by the sportsmen in recent years and uphold the sporting honor of the country at the Olympic Games.

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