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Acapulco, Gro., The president of the World Boxing Council (WBC), Mauricio Sulaimán Saldívar, confirmed that the fourth meeting of the body dedicat


Acapulco, Gro., The president of the World Boxing Council (WBC), Mauricio Sulaimán Saldívar, confirmed that the fourth meeting of the body dedicated to women’s boxing will be in Acapulco in 2023.

While the WBC annual convention will be held in Kazakhstan, if the topic of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine changes. For the same reason, Russian and Belarusian boxers were excluded from the body’s rankings.

Closing the work of the sixtieth conclave of the WBC, Sulaimán Saldívar indicated that two agreements had been reached with the government of the state of Guerrero: to organize the women’s boxing convention in Acapulco in 2023, and also to institute a function each year during the month of December in the capital of Guerrero.

He explained that “we are going to go out with the promoters to offer everything that is required, the idea is that it be in December and every year, as well as the Mexican Tennis Open, that the month of December be for boxing in Acapulco” .

The president of the WBC pointed out that the convention had good results, he highlighted the union, respect and understanding between the members of the organization.

Among the resolutions reached, he highlighted the fights agreed upon after updating the rankings of the WBC, which he described as high level.

Likewise, Sulaimán mentioned that the increase in the number of rounds in fights for women was not authorized.

He stressed that “the woman gives a great show during the two minutes that the fight lasts in each round, it is positioned, they are happy and happy that it is like that, what needs to change is the perception that for fighting less time they are paid less , which is totally unfounded.”

Enlist Amateur World Cup

In addition, he indicated that it is very likely that next year an amateur boxing World Cup organized by the WBC will take place.

He admitted that there is concern that the Olympic Games will definitely exclude boxing, since it has already been left out of the Los Angeles 2028 event.

On another topic, it was reported that it will start a process of opening a transgender league, for which it asked the medical committee of the organization to create the competition guidelines, so that they can participate in a fair combination.