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December 2009

Posted on December 21 2009                                              Bookmark and Share
By WBF President Howard Goldberg  



How time flies and amazingly we are once again at the end of a year.

The World Boxing Federation is making wonderful progress and in the past week staged no fewer than three world title fights. Congratulations to Tamas Kovacs who became the first Slovakian to win a world title when he captured the World Boxing Federation's light heavy crown against a game Samson Onyango. Noni Tenge, arguably the best woman welterweight in the world stopped tough as teak Gift Ankrah from Nigeria to win our woman's welterweight title, and Natascha Ragosina became our woman's heavyweight champ with a win over Pamela London in Russia.

We have set our aims for next year - that to be transparent, professional and a provider of opportunities. We want to 'the organisation of choice!'

I will elaborate further in January about our upcoming plans, but can at this point announce that we have world title fights in the first six months scheduled for South Africa, Uganda, Ghana, Namibia, Cameroon, Slovakia, Italy, Germany and Thailand to mention but a few.  Exciting times indeed.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone well over the Festive season and hope that 2010 realises all your dreams.  Let us all, irrespective of the organisation with which we associate ourselves, give respect to this greatest sport of all - boxing!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone!

Until next time, keep boxing.

Howard Goldberg

PRESIDENT: World Boxing Federation


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