World Boxing Council Selects Chendu, China To Host 2008 Convention

WBC President Jose Sulaiman visited Chendu, China to confirm the site of the 46th annual WBC convention. General Kovid Bhakdibuhmi and Patrick Cusick from the Asian Boxing Council joined President Sulaiman for his memorable 3 day visit to China..

The WBC is extremely excited to come to China in 2008 for it's annual convention, just a few months after the 2008 Olympics, which will be the launching of a new era in boxing.

Highlights of the trip included Dr. Sulaiman meeting 7 foot tall, 332 pound heavyweight prospect, Jiang "The Riverman" and a visit to the Chendu National Panda Park which included the rare opportunity to sit and hug a panda bear, an unforgettable moment.

The meeting with the Vice Mayor of Chendu, Mr. Jiang Xianlun, was the confirmation and ratification of Chendu's bid for the 2008 Convention and the WBC will be coming to China on the last week of October 2008.

"I will never forget this trip and the hospitality of the Chinese people," said Jose Sulaiman."The mixture of their ancient culture with the modern facilities is unparalleled and the interest to make boxing a popular sport in this country is tremendous.

"The WBC is committed to make China a major force for years to come in our beloved sport of boxing."

Article posted on 08.11.2007

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