The World Boxing Federation unveiled their new set of championship belts proudly made by CEO Johnny “Masis” Najjar from Masis Boxing Belts yesterday at a press conference in Vienna to open the ‘Pro-Gym Sportcenter’, which will become the training headquarters of WBF Intercontinental champions Gogi Knezevic (middleweight) and Timy Shala (light heavyweight).
Both of them were of course on hand to present the new WBF belts to the public for the first time. The presentation was conducted by WBF Austrian Representative Peter Pospichal together with WBF Executive Committee member Ernst Salzgeber, who both resides in Vienna.
Photo: Peter Pospichal and Eva Voraberger with the new WBF championship belts.
Also present, besides representatives of the Austrian national federation of course, was female star Eva ‘Golden Baby’ Voraberger, 16-2 (8), announcing that she is set to clash with undefeated German Raja Amasheh, 15-0-1 (4), for the vacant WBF Womens World Super Flyweight crown at the upcoming WBF World Convention on the first September weekend in Saarbruecken, Germany.
“I want to become one of the first boxers to win this beautiful new WBF world belt,” said Voraberger, and her many fans will surely travel to Germany to see her try in what could well be the sporting highlight of the convention.
Vice President Jean Marcel Nartz, who had to cancel his participation in the belt presentation due to organizational meetings regarding the WBF convention, said:
“These new belts are another step forward on our way to become one of the most important boxing organizations in the world. Our champions must be proud to wear the trademark blue WBF belts!”.
Going by the attention received for them in Vienna, with over 100 guests being impressed, this is surely the case.