WBC Opens 2016 Convention – The World Boxing Council is in Miami this week for their 54th annual convention. The activities are scheduled to run from December 11th to December 16th. The WBC’s website describes the agenda as follows:
The WBC is dedicating this convention to celebrate the life of the greatest of all time, “The King of Boxing”, Muhammad Ali and a very special memorial is being put together with special surprises, which will be the main topic during the opening ceremony on Monday December 12, as we will also celebrate the First Lady of Boxing, Lonnie Ali and other members of the Ali family and the Muhammad Ali Center.
There are many other important topics, which will be the center of attention during this convention, including:
- Voting for the Best of 2016 awards
- WBC – VADA Clean Boxing Program
- WBC Amateur World Program:
- WBC Cares visit to 2 hospitals and 2 schools
- Ring Official Certification Program
- Dr. David Hovda update in brain injury research
- Boxing glove certification
- And many other topics
WBC Opens 2016 Convention
Once again, our intrepid cameraman Marcelino Castillo has hit the road and is live in Miami to bring us news from the convention. Here, he streams the opening ceremonies.
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Laila Ali with WBC President Mauricio Suliaman arriving in Miami.
54th ANNUAL CONVENTION ARTWORK BY ROMERO BRITTO