This coming twelve months promises to provide Boxing some truly great boxing match ups involving the cream of the crop of World Boxing Council Champions, including Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, Badou Jack, Cecilia Braekhus and Francisco “Bandido” Vargas.
At the WBC’s Rosca de Reyes event in Fonda Mexico Restaurant, near Indios Verdes, it’s President Mauricio Sulaiman who champions the famous Green and Gold said: “We’re starting the year with a great fight on January 14th in New York, with a unification fight between our Champion Badou Jack against James DeGale. Also a female championship opening the US market, with Yazmin Rivas Vs Amanda Serrano. Then on January 28th we have fantastic matches in Las Vegas, with Leo Santa Cruz Vs Carl Frampton, and Mikey Garcia VS Dejan Zlanticanin While in, Oslo Norway on that very same day we have Cecilia Braekhus Vs Klara Svensson. Then we have the return of our WBC heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder, and Danny Garcia Vs Keith Thurman. There’s a truly great year ahead for Boxing.
“We are doing everything possible to make sure there are good relations with promoters and other organizations, because what we want is the best fighting the best!”
Mauricio also stressed that the Clean Boxing Program is a top priority. He explained: “We have already been very successful, there is no turning back and we will determinedly continue making this a worldwide regimen.”
Mauricio also clarified the vital importance of amateur boxing, which is the foundation for so much good and promising, that grows and develops in the sport, saying: “Everyone who is in boxing is in amateur boxing, so it’s ridiculous to have a misconception, because there is nothing hidden. What we are doing is what others should be doing. Amateur boxing is being killed in many countries, and we are just being a platform to support the sport, which gives so many opportunities to so many young lives.
“We do not support any fight without headgear for amateur boxers, and to put kids at risk to with professionals against amateurs is wrong! We’re going to battle that!”