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WBC PRESS RELEASE: All Africa World Championships

WBC announces its “All Africa World Championships”December 4, 2004.

Amongst the many projects of the World Boxing Council for 2005, one of them stands out for its important implications: the brand new “All Africa World C hampionships”. These titles could be inaugurated with the fight between ex world superfeather champ Floyd Mayweather, of USA, and Puerto Rican Henry Bruseles on January 22. This bout will be also a final elimination to find the official challenger to the current world superlight champion, Canadian Arturo Gatti. Mayweather is 27 and undefeated in 32 bouts (21 by KO); Bruseles is 24 and with 21 wins (13 by KO), 2 defeats and 1 tie.

The WBC deems that the new championships will be considered among the most popular titles by all fans world-wide, given the fact that nowadays bright fighters of African descent are dominating the boxing scene on every continent.

Participants in these championships could be selected among boxers of African descent, regardless of where they were born or live. Boxers living in Africa, regardless of their race will also be included.

Had such titles existed in the past, many bright boxers of African descent would have participated, like Jack Johnson, Joe Gans, Joe Louis, Sugar Ray Robinson, Henry Armstrong, Muhammad Ali, Larry Holmes, Mike Tyson, Ray Leonard, Tommy Hearns, Marvin Hagler, and some of the current champions and world rated fighters like Bernard Hopkins, Ronald Wright and Cory Spinks, among others. Current world champions of African descent will be excluded from these titles in order to give opportunities to promising prospects.

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