Seef District, Bahrain – 11 July 2020
KHK Boxing, led by His Highness Shaikh Khaled bin Hamad Al Khalifa, and the legendary boxing organization WBC have made history earlier this year. They introduced the first-ever Arab World Boxing Championship, which will serve to further enhance the reputation of boxing in the region, and now talks have begun to further collaboration between the two sports giants.
Mauricio Sulaiman, WBC president, and Luciano “Chano ” Planas, WBC Ambassador in Spain, met with KHK CEO Mohammed Shahid, as the parties discussed ways of developing the sport of boxing in the region and beyond.
The World Boxing Council has extensive knowledge of going to new markets and properly setting boxing as a successful entertainment tool and a respectable sport.
On the other hand, KHK is known to have taken mixed martial arts to the next level in the region and beyond, and possesses the highest level of know-how regarding the development of a sport. From grassroots development, with the KHK MMA gym, to the professionals, with BRAVE Combat Federation, KHK has been able to revolutionize the industry at all levels.
Mr. Sulaiman made it a point to thank His Highness Shaikh Khaled bin Hamad Al Khalifa for his continued interest in the growth of boxing in the region and beyond and is hopeful that the partnership will bring much success for the sport in the Middle East.
The World Boxing Council is one of the premier boxing organizations worldwide and has recognized as world champions legendary figures such as Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Sugar Ray Leonard, Floyd Mayweather Jr, Roy Jones Jr, Julio Cezar Chavez, as well as starfighters from today, like Canelo Alvárez, Manny Pacquiao, Tyson Fury, and Vasyl Lomachenko.
By Sisel P Soman