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WBC’s Sulaiman to meet WBA and IBF Presidents next week, WBO decline offer

Phil Jay 16/06/2014

The World Boxing Council are set to sit down and brainstorm with the World Boxing Association and the International Boxing Federation in a bid to thrash out the best way for the sport to move forward in the future.

New WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman has initiated the talks and having asked the three other major organisations, have confirmed that the World Boxing Organisation turned down an offer to be involved.

In a statement on the upcoming talks, the WBC intimated that they will be brokering several important subjects in what could lead to a shake-up of the way boxing is currently run.

“Final preparations are ready for the meeting between the heads of the major world boxing sanctioning bodies; the meeting will be held in Cancun, Mexico this coming Monday 23,” said the official WBC document passed on to WBN.

“The WBC, WBA and IBF will be all represented by their respective presidents and other members of their Boards of Directors and a comprehensive agenda has been prepared to address several important topics.

“The WBO declined the invitation to participate,” the statement finished.

Sulaiman has not been afraid to speak his mind since taking over from his long-standing father Jose Sulaiman – with further announcements expected from the new WBC boss next week upon the conclusion of the meeting.

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