NABF President’s Report – January 2012
HAPPY NEW YEAR
Hoping that 2012 will be a Banner Year for the NABF
The recent WBC Convention in Las Vegas had to be, in my opinion, the best yet, over 90 present and former Champions in attendance as well as over 1,100 guests. A great time was had by all. A tremendous job by the WBC Office staff.
NABF Convention – 2012
We are looking into holding our Convention in conjunction with the WBC in Cancun, Mexico, in November. It would mean less expense to our members who generally attend both conventions. As this will be the 50th anniversary of the WBC, it is sure to be a great gathering of champions as well as boxing friends.
On 22 December in Oklahoma City, Michael Medina defeated champion Grady Brewer by unanimous decision to gain the NABF super welterweight title.
6 January in Key West, Florida: Dyah Davis meets Alphonso Lopez for the vacant super middleweight title.
21 January at Roseland Ballroom, NYC: Gabriel Bracero defends his super lightweight title against Michael Clark.
28 January at Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York: Brian Minto takes on Tony Grano in a heavyweight elimination bout.
18 February in Munich, Germany: Johnathon Banks defends his heavyweight title against DaVarryl Williamson.
To date since our June Convention, 27 NABF Title bouts.
On 18 December, Ring 8 awarded it's Humanitarian Award to our own Jill Diamond. A well deserved honor.