WBA Convention in Nicaragua
By Julio Thyme 19/08/2010
The WBA Annual Convention will be a tribute to the memory of former world champion Alexis Arguello at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Managua, Nicaragua on November 22-27. WBA executive vice president Gilberto Jesus Mendoza announced that 89th edition of the meeting will feature a series of themes linked with the sport. This year a negotiation workshop Dr. Habib Chaman and seminars on boxing marketing and leadership will take place. “These are central themes for the improvement all participants in boxing,” commented Mendoza. WBA heavyweight champion David Haye and heavyweight legend George Foreman are expected to attend. The General Assembly will be held on November 23-24, with the two following days dedicated to the improvement seminars. “The creation of the World Boxing Association was in the year 1921 in Rhode Island, New York. We have affiliation of more than 60 countries where boxing is practiced in different parts of the world. For this reason we consider ourselves pioneers in the sport. This year we expect the participation of some 200 delegates from all parts of the world,” said Mendoza Jr.