WBC Makes Major Announcement Involving Amir Khan
The WBC has some big news and it involves former WBA and IBF Champion Amir Khan.
On Friday, September 18, the WBC announced the formation of the WBC Middle East Boxing Council. Khan will serve as the President, while Taz Khan will take on the role of Vice President.
WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman said the following as part of the announcement.
“I am confident that under the leadership of Champion Amir Khan, the culturally diverse Middle East region will provide a unique platform for the proper development of our sport and with time produce a new batch of WBC Champions. There is a lot of undiscovered talent in the region and the WBC is particularly eager to develop female boxing and amateur boxing there as well. Champion Amir Khan has already taken the initial steps to develop boxing in Pakistan. The WBC and its Board of Governors are confident that under the WBC umbrella, Champion Khan’s efforts will extend through the region.”
Sulaiman noted that Khan’s positive impact on the youth led to this decision. The WBC President believes that Khan embodies the council’s mission to help the youth. Sulaiman also feels that the creation of the WBC Middle East Boxing Council will open the door for more development opportunities in the Middle East.