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Sulaiman in Far East!

World Boxing Council president Jose Sulaiman has travelled to Korea to oversee the preparations and facilities for the 47th annual WBC world convention that will be held later this year in Jeju, South Korea. He will also bring to a close a national boxing competition there featuring boxers in four and six-round fights. The WBC has been involved in tournaments like this around the world to find boxing’s new idols, as many of boxing’s great idols are gone or are about to be.

President Sulaiman is also planning to attend the first professional world championship fight to be held in The People’s Republic of China on May 26 in the great city of Shanghai. WBC flyweight world champion Daisuke Naito of Japan will be defending the title against Xiong Zhao Zhong, the first Chinese fighter who will fight for a world championship in his own country.

The May 26 fight card will have two more very interesting fights: the OPBF (Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation) female super featherweight championship between Chika Mizutani of Japan and Yang Yu Ying of China; and the ABCO (Asian Boxing Council) female super featherweight championship between Xia Yu Qing of China and Yu Kajikawa of Japan.

The WBC wishes to be present at this historic event that will form part of the present and future of professional boxing in China, which had never before been recognized or approved.

WBC representative General Kovid Bhakdibhumi of Thailand will also hold a meeting with President Sulaiman in Shanghai.

The promoters of the May 26 event are Mr. Hiro Miyata and Takashi Ishii (MG Promotion) from Tokyo, Japan, in association with Chinese promoter Liu Gang.

The card will be overseen by a Chinese Committee, together with the Japan Boxing Commission and World Boxing Council.

It is said that Daisuke Naito is currently the most popular fighter in the great country of Japan, which has been one of the cathedrals of professional boxing in the last quarter-century.

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