Flags respresenting 164 country members at the opening of the WBC convention in Las Vegas
WBC Vice-President Pol. General Kovid Bhakdibhumi (right) with WBC President Dr Jose Sulaiman presenting awards at the convention held in Las Vegas
One of the biggest boxing conventions was held in Las Vegas, USA.
Dr Jose Sulaiman told over 1000 delegates and guests attending the 49th WBC Convention that boxing would be invigorated by a new generation of young boxers.
Adding excitement to world class championship contests the WBC would soon begin the WBC World Cup ? a premier event featuring top 40 fighters from the 10 WBC federations that represented 164 countries worldwide.
Dr Sulaiman said the WBC would continue to set the highest standards for championships and fairness in all weight divisions.
Further reforms and improvements for championship events would include:
* An instant reply would be used to examine contentious decisions by the referee who, at times, might not have been able to get a clear vision of the fighters? contests.
* The WBC medical committee would examine the masking of illegal drugs used to enhance performance and to unnaturally reduce or increase body weight and muscles size.
WBC Vice President and WBC MUAYTHAI CHAIRMAN Pol. General Kovid Bhakdibhumi invited the WBC President Dr Jose and former great welterweight champion Oscar De La Hoya to visit Thailand in February 2012 to assist with the flood relief program.