The WBC Gold Championship Belt awarded to Wladimir Klitschko

01.10.2018 11:36

At the opening ceremony of the 56th WBC Convention in Kyiv Wladimir Klitschko was awarded the WBC Gold Championship belt. It was handed over by the WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman and the Eternal Champion Vitali Klitschko upon agreement of the WBC legends Lennox Lewis and Evander Holyfield.

“All of them are legends and the ex-champions of the WBC - the same as I am. Do you know why Wladimir has never had the belt? Because we promised our parents and each other we would never go head-to-head. We would not have broken this promise for the sake of the belt,” said Vitali Klitschko. “But I believe, my brother has every right to receive it. He deserves to have it around his waist,” announced Vitali Klitschko.

Lennox Lewis agreed, “While fighting the senior Klitschko, I understood that he is not a “chewing gum” and cannot be just chewed over. He is a great boxer. A great man. And it is such a pity I have never had a chance to fight Wladimir. He is also a great boxer,” stressed Lennox Lewis.

The 56th WBC Convented officially got underway in Kyiv. In attendance for the ceremony are boxing legends Lennox Lewis, Evander Holyfield, Erik Morales as well as current world champions, legends of boxing, federation presidents of the WBC member countries, referees and sports officials.