WBO supports Don King's Plan for a World Championship in Iraq

31.12.05 - The WBO congratulates Don King on his initiative to organize a World Championship boxing match for Allied Troops in Iraq. Said WBO President Francisco Valcarcel, "We support all of the Allied Troops in our fight for freedom for Iraq. Our troops have represented the free world in an exemplary fashion, and their courage, dedication and accomplishments are an inspiration to us.. Don King is to be commended for proposing that the Boxing World should recognize their sacrifice with a World Championship bout for the allied soldiers, sailors and airmen serving in Iraq.

We call for this event to be a WBO World Championship. Lamon Brewster v Wladimir Klitschko, Zsolt Erdei v Tomasz Adamek, or Antonio Margarito v Zab Judah in the Green Zone in Iraq would be the most compelling boxing event since the Rumble in the Jungle. If anyone can overcome the challenges of this event, it is Don King. The WBO pledges our total support for this project, and calls on all WBO Champions and Promoters and all of Boxing to assist."

Article posted on 01.01.2006

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