Baku to host boxing fight for WBC champion title
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 5
By Elchin Mehdiyev – Trend:
Baku will host a boxing fight for the title of WBC champion in 2018, President of the World Boxing Council (WBC) Mauricio Sulaiman said at a press conference in Baku Oct. 5.
Sulaiman noted that he will always remember his Baku visit.
“We saw an unexpected hospitality in Baku,” he said, adding Azerbaijan has created all conditions for holding the 55th WBC Annual Convention.
WBC president said Azerbaijan pays great attention to the development of sports, and Azerbaijani boxers are known in the world, they achieve successful results.
Sulaiman said that work is underway in Azerbaijan to establish a professional boxing federation.
“We are ready to provide Azerbaijan with all the necessary support to create a professional boxing federation,” he added.
Azerbaijan’s capital, Baku, hosts the 55th WBC Annual Convention with participation of 164 member countries. The event, which is attended by more than 500 guests, will last until Oct. 6.
Officials from WBC member countries, heads of federations, sport managers, former and current champions from North and South America, Africa, Asia and Europe are participating in the event.
The World Boxing Council was created in 1963 by 11 national boxing organizations.