Klitschko and Mauricio Sulaiman outline a Champion Convention
Mayor of Kiev Vitali Klitschko and President of the WBC Mauricio Sulaiman, are flying the flag for the nation which has given us the Klitschko brothers, Oleksandr Usyk and Vasyl Lomachenko.
“In the coming days, the world will have Kiev as the capital of our sport, during the convention of the World Boxing Council, which will be attended by many of the most important personalities of boxing, including champions, former champions, promoters, coaches and representatives, as well as ring officers, many of them from the 166 countries affiliated to the organization, “commented Mauricio Sulaimán.
For his part the Mayor of Kiev spoke of an ambitious project to build a stadium for great championship events.
Mayor Vitali says he`s thrilled and excited to greet Oscar de la Hoya, Sergio Martinez, Lennox Lewis, Evander Holyfield, Roberto Duran, Marvin Hagler, Julio Cesar Chavez, Shawn Porter, Marco Antonio Barrera , among many others.
“We will work with the authorities, the promoters and representatives to create the future boxing of Ukraine,” he said.
On Tuesday the champions will participate in an auction of boxing memorabilia, in order to create the first Ukrainian boxing school. We chose the southern city of Mariupol, since their children need an educational facility of this type.
Mauricio Sulaiman stressed: “We hope that this Convention will be the best and largest in our history, thanks to our champion Vitali Klitschko.”
WBC Ratings Committee starts work in Kiev
The World Boxing Council Ratings Committee has already started working on its monthly lists during the fifty sixth annual Convention.
Boxing`s Premier Summit will be opened by the Mayor of Kiev Vitali Klitschko, who`s the former heavyweight world champion and our Host.
Tomorrow this Committee meeting, its president Bob Yalen and secretary Luis Medina will be there to coordinate, roll up their sleeves and take part in the work.
The new classifications will be ready on Saturday and will be officially announced next Tuesday. On that self same day, the mandatory defenses will also be defined in each of the divisions.
Vitali Klitschko: We are preparing a little surprise. Lennox Lewis is ready. I…am too!
Will WBC legendary heavyweight champions Vitali Klitschko and Lennox Lewis don the gloves and take a swing at each other, for the first time since their bloody Championship encounter of 2003?
Wobbled in round two back then, Lennox opened a nasty gash on Vitali`s right eyelid in round three and the Ring Doctor stopped the fight before round seven. At the time Vitali was ahead on all three scorecards and was bitterly disappointed. It took sixty stitches to repair “The nick,” good as new. A rematch never materialized…but now could there be a gloved reunion? Both men are still: “In good nick.”
Today, the President of the WBC, Mauricio Sulaiman, and the great former world heavyweight champion and current mayor of the city of Kiev, Vitali Klitschko, offered a press conference to discuss some details about the annual WBC Convention, which will be held in this city from September 30 to October 5 at the Fairmont Grand Hotel.
“In may of this year the President of the world Boxing Council (WBC) Mauricio Sulaiman signed a symbolic contract, confirming Kiev at the site of the WBC`s fifty sixth Convention. We signed it on Boxing gloves. And here are a few days left before this important event,” – said Klitschko.
“I can say that this will be an interesting meeting. Let the intrigue continue. We are preparing a little surprise. Lennox Lewis is ready. I…am too!!!
It`s no exaggeration to say that we expect a lot of surprises. Kyiv is the capital of Boxing! All 6 days here in the capital of Ukraine, will take place different events, shows, meeting the fans of Boxing, a charity event. But most of the Convention has working meetings, during which will decide the further development and strategy of the World Boxing Council,” said the Mayor.
“I am very happy to be in Kiev. I’m not here for the first time and I can tell how the city has been changing, becoming more beautiful and modern. The weather is not very warm, but my heart is warm due to the smiles of the Ukrainians. The whole world will see what is happening here – in Kiev. I believe that this Convention will be one of the best,” said Mauricio Sulaiman.
The most important boxing event of the year is the WBC Convention, as representatives of the 166 member countries meet in one place to continue developing the path that our leader, José Sulaimán destined.