M. Pacquiao, M. Tyson and Leyla Ali will visit Astana during EXPO 2017
The 55th WBC (World Boxing Council) Convention will be held in Astana as part of EXPO 2017 between August 25 and September 1. Nearly 500 delegates will take part in the event. They are upcoming and current world champions, famous functionaries, patrons, managers and promoters. The flag of the Convention has already been handed to the headquarters of the exposition organizers. Professional boxing night with local and world stars will be held as part of the Convention. The main event will be the battle for the WBC champion title, which will be broadcasted in more than 40 countries.
YERLAN BEKHOZHIN, PRESIDENT, KAZAKHSTAN PROFESSIONAL BOXING FEDERATION:
- The 55th WBC Convention’s honored guests will be Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, Mike Tyson, daughter of Muhammad Ali, Leila Ali, a very wide range of celebrities and all the champions who have had or having the WBC belts. Gennady Golovkin is among them of course. Although he will be preparing for his fight at that time, we will still negotiate about the possibility of his visit.