10
Dec
2018

WBC President outlines top priorities for 2018, confirms flag exchange for title bouts

Ringside 04/01/2018
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The WBC has several priorities for this year and has been working on the proper structure of several committees in order to continue growing in the right direction.

In his 2018 address to the boxing communitry, WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman highlight what will be top of his agenda in the next twelve months.

The WBC’s Top priorities are:

Reinforce the Clean Boxing Program and complement the works with the newly created Nutrition Committee to find education materials and procedures to properly reach the boxing community.

The Mismatch Prevention System, to find reciprocity among national boxing federations worldwide and to continue identifying those dangerous matches to be stopped before they take place. Illegal entities exist and license fighters who are contracted to tremendous mismatches. Promoters and matchmakers must participate in this process as well.

Social Responsibility Programs to continue changing lives around the world through WBC Cares and Pope Francis’ Scholas Foundation program BoxVal, Beyond Sports, and Heroes de Mexico.

Emiliano Marsili from Italy will fight Victor Betancourt from Mexico for the Peace Champion Award in a benefit promotion to aid the victims of the earthquakes which struck Italy in 2016 and Mexico in 2017.

The launching of the WBC worldwide licensing and merchandising program with direct benefit to former and current fighters.

Continue the Brotherhood campaign to dignify our sport with several activities.

Fighters will exchange the flags of their countries before each championship match.

“Boxing is the greatest sport on earth. It is the friendly hand extended to those who have very few options in life, and when they find the gym, their lives change and they then change the lives of many others.

“I wish you all a prosperous year, and hope that health and happiness is around you and your loved ones,” he said.

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