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Presidents Column  |  April 2021    
POSTED ON APRIL 20, 2021.
BY: WBF PRESIDENT HOWARD GOLDBERG.
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What an interesting last few weeks. While we know that boxing has an abundance of characters, good and bad, normal and crazy, I have been fortunate of late to meet and have communication with some of the finest gentlemen I have ever met.

Their transparency and goodwill has been inspiring and I thank them and appreciate their forthright and positive approach to our discussions.

Of course I have encountered as well some really arrogant scoundrels whose words are both meaningless and devious. But that's the boxing world I guess. The trick is simply to work and liaise with those with integrity and sincerity - and not those who words are meaningless and deceitful.

People who read this column must surely be tired of my tirade against the Coronavirus, and still it persists in a world that is now fighting back harder than ever before.

Countries around the world, some faster than others, and sadly some none at all, have begun to administer vaccines in the attempt to return our world to some semblance of normality. This is a battle that we cannot, and will not succumb too.

Having had our titles recently contested in Mexico and Macedonia over the past two weeks, we look forward to some really classy match-ups in the next few weeks in Malta, Germany, Nigeria, South Africa, USA, Botswana and Kenya.

Whoever the WBF deals with, we will continue to set the highest standards in ethics, morals, principles and morality. We strive for professionalism and complete transparency - and most important our word is, and always has been our bond.

Until next time, keep punching.

Howard Goldberg

PRESIDENT: World Boxing Federation

 

 
 
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