By Boxing Bob Newman
Day two of the 56th annual WBC convention in Kiev, Ukraine was chock full of simultaneous activity. Starting with the ratings committee at 9 a.m., the medical seminar commenced at 10 a.m., along with the confederations meetings and the judges certification seminar at the same time. The WBC Cares departed the hotel at 11:30 a.m.
The ratings meeting is always one of the most highly contentious events at the convention. Assembled promoters, managers and agents all attend to lobby for the position of their respective fighters, sometimes aggressively so. This often drags out the proceedings for an uncomfortably long time. This year however, things went quite well and swiftly. Ratings chairman Bob Yalen was assisted by Dean Louhis. For whatever reason, there was relatively little objection to where fighters were presented in the rankings, leaving little room for debate. Continue reading “WBC 56th convention Day 2 report”