Sad news. WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman has reported the passing Sam Macias, the former Nevada State Athletic Commission member and President of the North American Boxing Federation.
Well known boxing official Pete Podgorski has resigned his position as a Chicago City Committeeman. Pete was first elected Committeeman (R) 36th Ward Chicago in March of 2012 from a field of four candidates. After city re-zoning put Podgorski’s residence in Chicago’s 38th Ward, he was re-elected Committeeman 38th Ward in March of 2016. He is passing on the position to the younger generation.
Former interim WBO interim middleweight champion Avtandil Khurtsidze is facing up to forty years in prison after being found guilty on racketeering, wire fraud and other charges.