WBO Honors Miguel Cotto’s Career with Diamond Belt

San Juan, PR: Today at the Legado Golf and Country Club surrounded by family and friends, 4x World Champion, Miguel “Junito” Cotto was recognized by WBO’s President, Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel for his Hall of Fame career. Cotto was presented with WBO’s most prestigious award, The Diamond Belt.

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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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Photos: WBO hands Super Champion Title to Serger Kovalev

Early today, in a ceremony held at El Zipperle restaurant in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the World Boxing Organization (WBO) and President Francisco ‘Paco’ Valcárcel honored Russian champion, Sergey Kovalev, awarding him the WBO’s Light Heavyweight Super Championship.

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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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WBO 27th Annual Convention – Day 3

The third and last day of works at WBO 27th Annual Convention at the Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, had today the final Championship and Ratings Committees meetings, and the city of Orlando, Florida, was proposed to host the 2015 WBO Convention.

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Marco Huck Given WBO Super Champion Status

Marco Huck - Press Room

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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