The World Boxing Federation (WBF) has today announced a major reshape of its structure in North America, which could have a significant impact on the future of the organization.
Long-time Regional Representative Bill Calogero from New York has taken over the reigns as new Continental Coordinator for North America and intends to make an impact sooner rather than later.
“I am planning to announce my Regional Representatives shortly and have plans to modify the WBF into a major player in this part of the world,” says Calogero.
South African WBF President Howard Goldberg expressed his confidence in Calogero and added that it is his firm belief to have finally found the right person at the helmet of the WBF in North America.
Even more spectacular is the addition of ex-pro Mark Reels (with a career spanning from 1992 to 1996) to the WBF, because the Californian leaves the World Boxing Organization (WBO) after more than 16 years as an Executive Director and will now join forces with the World Boxing Federation.
Reels will act as Executive Board Member for the WBF and assist Goldberg and his Vice President Jean Marcel Nartz from Germany in administering the daily worldwide affairs of the WBF.
“I know Mark a very long time and he is well respected and well connected all over the globe,” said Nartz, “I am confident his switch from the WBO is a major coup for the World Boxing Federation.”
Reels will also act as ring official for the WBF and is equally enthusiastic about his new affiliation, saying:
“I truly like the way the WBF goes about its business and the philosophy they are following is what the sport needs. I’m up and eager for this new and fresh challenge and confident that in years to come the WBF will be firmly established as a force in professional boxing.”