At the World Boxing Federation (WBF) Executive Board Meeting this past weekend held in Cologne, Germany, WBF President Howard Goldberg of South Africa and WBF Vice President Jean Marcel Nartz of Germany were re-elected for a second five-year term in office.
In addition, WBF Executive Committee Chairman and one of the most experienced boxing administrators worldwide, Torben Seemann Hansen of Denmark was voted in as second Vice President alongside Nartz. Goldberg, who holds an MBA degree and who flew in from Cape Town, was delighted to see Hansen accept his additional position and looks forward to his growing contributions.
During the meeting, most representatives of the WBF management staff from all continents were linked up for extensive conferences via Skype to address important issues for their respective jurisdictions. Furthermore, the assembly discussed relevant topics from administrative and legal as well as medical fields, pertinent to the on-going growth of the WBF.
Also, marketing strategies were on the agenda, to help bring across the philosophy of the World Boxing Federation in regards to their championship policy. A unique feature of the WBF being to never increase their titles on offer and deliberately refrain from using meaningless and additional titles such as Silver, Super, Youth, etc.
Goldberg stated: “This was a most fruitful Board Meeting in Germany, and I am convinced we have laid a solid foundation for further growth for the future. In the past five years, through the collective hard work of all WBFpersonnel, we have achieved excellent growth by adhering to our policy of setting the highest standards and professionalism.”