The 28th Annual WBO Convention kicked off in Orlando

The 28th annual WBO convention kicked off yesterday as hundreds of members from around the world met at the Hilton Hotel in Orlando, Florida for the opening ceremony. The capacity crowd was excited to kick off what promises to be another exceptional year for the WBO, with the opening day featuring a recap of some of the highlights of 2015 for not only the WBO, but all of the regional organizations that makeup the foundation of the WBO.

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Kovalev WBO Fighter Of The Year

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – World Boxing Organization (WBO) Light Heavyweight campion, Sergey Kovalev, was awarded tonight as the Fighter of the Year at the Gala Dinner of the WBO 27th Annual Convention, which were honored former WBO champions and International Boxing Hall of Fame Inductees Joe Calzaghe and Oscar de la Hoya, in an event el at the Caesar’s Palace Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

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Marco Huck Given WBO Super Champion Status

Marco Huck - World Boxing Organization (WBO) Jr. Heavyweight champion Marco Huck was honored today in the first day of works of the 27th Annual Convention take place at the Caesar’s Palace Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, dedicated to former WBO champions and 2014 International Boxing Hall of Fame Inductees Joe Calzaghe and Oscar de la Hoya.

World Boxing Organization (WBO) Jr. Heavyweight champion Marco Huck was honored today in the first day of works of the 27th Annual Convention take place at the Caesar’s Palace Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, dedicated to former WBO champions and 2014 International Boxing Hall of Fame Inductees Joe Calzaghe and Oscar de la Hoya.

The works started with the annual reports of the regional Vice-Presidents, the Treasurer and the president, Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel reports.

In a break, Valcarcel and members of the WBO Executive Committee gave the special recognition to Huck, a WBO champion since 2009 with 13 successful title defenses.

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Calzaghe and De La Hoya honored during the 27th Annual WBO Convention

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO – Former World Boxing Organization (WBO) champions and 2014 International Boxing Hall of Fame Inductees Joe Calzaghe and Oscar de la Hoya, will be honored during the 27th Annual WBO Convention, to be held from October 27 to October 31 at the Caesar’s Palace Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.

WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel announced that this year’s event is dedicated to these two boxing greats, proud WBO Champions, and members of the 2014 Hall of Fame class in Canastota, New York.

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