TOP BOXING minds and stakeholders are due in the country beginning today as the World Boxing Council (WBC) holds its Asian Summit here.
Facilitated by the Games and Amusements Board (GAB), the summit, happening from Nov. 16 to 20 at the Philippine International Convention Center, will gather participants from different parts of the world to discuss various concerns on the conduct and current state of the sport from the welfare of boxers to officiating.
Also part of the gathering, designed by GAB Chairman Abraham Mitra to be a “4-in-1 convention,” are confabs by WBC Muay Thai, Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation and on women’s boxing by the WBC,.
An outreach activity, dubbed “WBC Cares,” is also lined up while an evening gala to honor champions from Asia is set to cap the gathering.
GAB said it is looking forward to a successful staging of the summit and is enjoining all local stakeholders to participate to further fine-tune the affairs of boxing. — Michael Angelo S. Murillo