Kyiv is the capital of Boxing. This was stated by the mayor of Kiev Vitali Klitschko during a joint press conference with President of the world Boxing Council (WBC) Mauricio Sulaiman in Kiev.
About it reports a press-service of the mayor.
“In may of this year the President of the world Boxing Council (WBC) Mauricio Sulaiman signed a symbolic contract on carrying out in Kiev the 56 Congress of the WBC. We signed him in the Boxing gloves. And here are a few days left before this important event,” – said Klitschko.
It is reported that participation in the Congress confirmed the legends of world Boxing Lennox Lewis, Evander Holyfield, Erik Morales, Alexander Usik. Only the capital of Ukraine will arrive about 700 Congress participants from 160 countries. Including the world Champions, legendary fighters of the past presidents of the federations of the countries-members of the WBC, referees, sports managers and functionaries.
Will take place in Kiev and the meeting of two legends of Boxing – Vitali Klitschko and Lennox Lewis, the fight which the ring 15 years ago left many questions as to who won.
“I can say that this will be an interesting meeting. Let the intrigue remains. We are preparing a little surprise. Lennox Lewis is ready. I, too,” – said Klitschko.
“I can no exaggeration to say that we expect a lot of surprises. Kyiv is the capital of Boxing! All 6 days here in the capital of Ukraine, will take place different events, shows, meeting the fans of Boxing, a charity event. But most of Congress is working meetings, during which will decide the further development strategy of Boxing Council,” said the mayor.
In turn, the President of the world Boxing Council Mauricio Sulaiman shared his impressions from staying in Kiev. He stressed that the Ukrainian capital is a very nice and safe city. He also praised the preparations for the Congress. The WBC President said that now the possibility of the title fights under the auspices of the world Boxing Council in the capital of Ukraine.
“I am very happy to be in Kiev. I’m not here for the first time and see how the city was changing, becoming more beautiful and modern. The weather is not very warm, but my heart is warm smiles of the Ukrainians. The whole world will see what will happen here – in Kiev. I believe that this Congress will be one of the best,” said Mauricio Sulaiman.
According to Vitaly Klitschko, the program of the Congress will be interesting and rich. Monday, October 1, will be officially opened at the Postal square. The evening of the same day will hold a charity auction, the proceeds from which will go to the arrangement of one of the gyms of Mariupol. Up for auction, in particular, will expose the original championship belt, the WBC legends.
On Tuesday, October 2, the Congress participants will visit a children’s home in Obolon. The social component is important in the work of the WBC.
And with 15 hours on Tuesday, in the shopping center Gulliver, held an autograph session. Participation will take Lennox Lewis, Evander Holyfield, Alexander Usik and Vitali Klitschko. Also at the event will be held interesting contests and sweepstakes for the fans of Boxing. Admission is free. On the same day, guests of the Congress will visit the “Boxing Night” at the Palace of sports.
Wednesday, October 3, will host a talent show among boxers.
And on Friday, October 5, everyone will be able to visit the Hall of Fame of Ukrainian Boxing, which will open on 29 September, and the Museum of the Klitschko brothers.