The Convention of the World Boxing Federation is all set to start officially tomorrow with the arrival of President Howard Goldberg from South Africa this morning at Frankfurt airport, from where he was picked up and coached to Saarbruecken (capital of Sarre federal state), site of the WBF Convention.
Also arriving today were Vice President Jean Marcel Nartz, Executive Director Olaf Schroeder and General Secretary Diana Spasova, who all, living in Germany, had a much shorter trip.
The unofficial part of the WBF Convention commenced with organizational meetings late this afternoon at Viktor’s Residenz-Hotel Rodenhof as well as at the Saarbruecker Newspaper Publishing House (who are supporting partners of the WBF Convention).
The meetings were followed by a dinner with local promoters Oliver Heib and Bernhard Notar of DOG Eventboxing, who will be staging the big WBF Champions Boxing Night on Saturday September 7 at the Saarlandhalle, featuring four WBF title fights.
Guest of honour Donny Lalonde also reached Saarbruecken already today after a long trip with his wife from their home in Costa Rica. Canadian Lalonde, of course, is a former world light heavyweight champion and one of the most popular boxers from his country of all time.
Delegates from around the world will arrive during Thursday for the official opening ceremony later tomorrow.
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