The World Boxing Council will work together with USA Boxing, the federations of Canada, Uruguay and Mexico, to give amateur boxing certainty, through tournaments and financial support programs for boxers and coaches; In addition to looking at all costs for professional fighters in the Olympic Games.


By Rodolfo Rosales S.

Se consolida el WBC Amateur

The World Boxing Council will work together with USA Boxing, the federations of Canada, Uruguay and Mexico, to give amateur boxing certainty, through tournaments and financial support programs for boxers and coaches; In addition to looking at all costs for professional fighters in the Olympic Games.

On the second day of the 58th Annual WBC Convention, Mauricio Sulaimán met with Pat Fiaco, president of Amateur Boxing of Canada, Sergio Márquez, head of amateur boxing in Uruguay, Joe Saunders of California and Tyson Lee, president of the USA. Boxing, Joel Campuzano and Miguel de Pablos.

In your message. Mauricio Sulaimán pointed out that the people in charge of administration of the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) became promoters and tried everything, in a total abuse of power, that is why we stopped recognizing it.”.

He stated that the obligation of the green and gold organization is to take care of the interests of the fighters, but from the cradle, where they grow up, and for that reason he began to work with the amateur committee, in order to create a platform for various stages in the world.

Se consolida el WBC Amateur

“Now the amateur WBC has the plan to create a federation within the council, basically to have different scenarios, with a structure that protects the fighters and the integrity of the sport, said Mauricio Sulaimán..

In this regard, Joel Campuzano stated that they are going to work on the creation of this federation to resume amateur boxing and, together with Tyson Lee, create the amateur league and hold a tournament for amateurs.

Regarding financial support, Mauricio Sulaimán stated that we must all support amateur boxing, find sponsors, so that the youth programs that now suffer much more from the pandemic are maintained.”.

Se consolida el WBC Amateur

“We have to do everything possible to generate income and not think in pesos, dollars or euros, but in the enormous enormous responsibility, we have to go back to basics, to find Muhammad Ali, Oscar de la Hoya, because we have eight-year-olds or ten years old who dream of representing their country and winning gold..

Tyson Lee, president of USA Boxing, expressed his full support for the project: Young people take action because they don't have a fight, but we must have a program to finance trainers and boxers so that their gyms remain open, this is going to be the future of the world champions.”.

Then, he said that the position of the WBA Amateur is one of total rejection of professional fighters in the Olympic Games and as an example he pointed out that he saw a video where a professional knocked out an amateur in eight bouts in a dramatic way. That is the main reason, because there are huge differences.”.