As the 55th WBC Convention continues to run in Baku, Azerbaijan, President Mauricio Sulaiman has moved to condemn the recent atrocities in Las Vegas.
At least 59 people have died and over 500 were injured as a gunman opened fire from a window on the 32nd floor of world famous boxing venue, the Mandalay Bay.
Fights including Roy Jones Jr, Manny Pacquiao, Juan Manuel Marquez, Shane Mosley, Floyd Mayweather, Oscar De La Hoya, Lennox Lewis, Erik Morales and Felix Trinidad have been staged at the site over the recent years as the Mandalay Bay was etched into boxing history.
On events which have stunned the word, the WBC said the following:
The World Boxing Council and its president Mauricio Sulaimán express their deepest condolences to the families of the victims of the deplorable acts of violence in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The WBC, which carries out its 55th convention in the city of Baku, Azerbaijan, is firmly against any act of violence.
The WBC has always had a close relationship with Las Vegas. A lot of exciting world title fights have been held in this wonderful city, as well as some historic world boxing conventions.
Just two weeks ago, Nevada opened it’s doors to the boxing world for a middleweight extravaganza between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez, an event which could head back to the same venue in seven months’ time.
A second fight has been ordered by the WBC this week and could take place on May 5, 2018 at the T-Mobile Arena.