The North American Boxing Federation (NABF), affiliated with the World Boxing Council, has celebrated its 51st annual convention in Honolulu, Hawaii.
The NABF is the federation that regulates boxing in Canada, the United States and Mexico. On this occasion, it was convened to include the WBC Board of Governors holding an extraordinary meeting to prepare what will be the 57th annual convention of the WBC, which will be held in the paradisiacal Mexican destination of Cancun.
Some of the important actions taken during the NABF convention were:
– An agreement was reached for the World Boxing Council to establish a professional tournament with boxers of four rounds, which was very successful in Mexico. Also to bring a world championship fight to Hawaii.
– May 15 was decreed as José Sulaimán Day, which is very gratifying, honoring the legacy of a man who always fought for and championed boxing.
– The Clean Boxing Program will start having random anti doping tests for women’s boxing.
– A protocol will be implemented to perform tests for drug and alcohol detection to judges and referees.
– Divisions were addressed in both male and female branches for mandatory fights.
– The weight monitoring program for boxers was reinforced, in which an agreement will be reached with the association of boxing commissions in the United States to collaborate and share information and results.