“This is a dream which just came true”, said newly crowned WBO intercontinental middleweight champion Hamid Rahimi moments after stopping Said Mbelwa from Tanzania in the seventh round of the “Fight 4 Peace” on Tuesday night in front of a sold out crowd of 3,000 enthusiastic fans at the “Loya Jirga” in Kabul. It was the first professional boxing fight ever to take place in Afghanistan.… Read Article
The World Boxing Organization held day one of its 25th annual convention on Tuesday at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Among the many subjects on their agenda, the WBO presented fighter of the year recognition awards to their regional champions. Amongst the acknowledged was WBO Latino Super Featherweight Champion Juan Carlos Burgos & WBO Inter-Continental champion Ruslan Provodnikov.
The Mexican native, Burgos (30-1, 20 KOs), wont the WBO Latino Fighter of the … Read Article
Hamburg based middleweight contender Hamid Rahimi has been working for two years on a project he calls “Fight 4 Peace”: the first ever professional boxing show in his home country Afghanistan. Now Rahimi finally has the clearance and support not only from the government and president Kasai but also from the international forces (ISAF) and different international NGOs fighting and working for peace in Afghanistan. The “Fight 4 Peace” will take place on October 20th … Read Article