Kyiv hosted the 56th Congress of the World Boxing Council (WBC)


Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko, also one of the world’s finest boxing heavyweight champions, has assured that the Congress will be held at the highest level.

“We are waiting for the arrival of about 700 participants in the Congress: the stars of world boxing, the presidents of federations from the WBC member countries, and we are preparing an interesting program with informal communications and charitable events,” Klitschko said in regards to the event. WBC president, Mauricio Sulaiman said that famous boxers like Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis, Manny Pacquiao, Naseem Hamed, Érik Morales among others, will come to Kyiv for the event.

The WBC Congress was held from Sept. 30 to Oct. 6 this year.