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Second Tranche of Confirmed Guests at WBC Night of Champions

Over 80 of the greatest boxing Champions, and rising stars of the ring, are now confirmed to be attending the WBC Night of Champions international boxing festival. Event organisers today released their second list of confirmed guests to attend the Festival. This second list is led by global sensations such as Miguel Cotto, Carlos Zarate and Zab Judah, as well as such great Welsh names as Joe Calzaghe, Nathan Cleverley and Eddie Avoth. More names are expected to be announced in the coming days before the festival, and some very special surprise guests are being kept back to announce at the festival itself..

The WBC (World Boxing Council) Night of Champions is a 3-day international boxing festival being held in Cardiff, at the Cardiff International Arena, 29th-31st July 2010. The event is a celebration of the sport of Boxing, with around 100 current and former world champions, and current rising stars of the sport expected to hit Cardiff over that weekend.

The core of the festival comprises:

The world film premiere of “Risen: The Howard Winstone Story”, a bio-pic of Merthyr boxing legend, Howard Winstone – a sporting great who overcame all odds to win a World Boxing title despite losing the fingers on one hand in an accident.
An official pre-Olympic tournament between our British Olympic hopefuls in Team GB and some of the finest boxers from around the world in a “Rest of the World Team”.
The Night of Champions gala awards dinner, honouring some of the sport’s greatest champions, as well as the unsung heroes that have made boxing great.

As well as the three main events, there will be various activities each night including live music from top Welsh and international bands; meet and greet sessions with the champions, and much, much more.

With around 100 World Champion boxers under the same roof at the same time, the WBC Night of Champions Festival is proving to be one of the greatest gatherings of champions in history.

1.Details on each element of the Festival can be found online at www.wbcnightofchampions.com

2.Tickets for all 3 evenings of the Festival can be purchased from:

Ticketmaster tel: 0844 999 999
Cardiff International Arena Box Office tel: 029 2022 4488
St David’s Sport & Stage tel: 029 2023 4567
WBC Merchandising UK www.wbcme.co.uk or
www.wbcnightofchampions.com

3.The WBC Night of Champions International Boxing Festival is supported by Cardiff Council, with Welsh Assembly Government support for the Team GB tournament. The Festival has also been helped by Ventures Wales, Wales’s leading business support agency for small and medium-sized enterprises -- more information at www.venturewales.com

4.'Risen' was completed with the support of Templeheart, a leading film financing company. More info at www.filmproductioninvestments.com

5.The Team GB v Rest of the World competition is being organised by the Welsh Amateur Boxing Association and the British Amateur Boxing Association, in co-operation with other international amateur boxing associations and with the support of the Welsh Assembly Government. The competition will be in-line with international amateur boxing regulations and is one element of a 3-day boxing festival, supported by Cardiff City Council. The WBC has no role in the organisation or officiating of the Team GB v Rest of the World tournament.

6.For more about things to do and see in Cardiff, go to www.visitcardiff.com, and to book accommodation go to www.conferencebookings.co.uk (quote ref CDFWBC2010)

7.All press and media enquiries to:

Roy Payne tel: 029 2023 4567 or 07900 243007
email: roy@wbcnightofchampions.com

Sam Holland tel: 07854 147438
email: sam@wbcnightofchampions.com

Second tranche of Confirmed Champions


Alan Rudkin

Alfonso Zamora
WBA Bantamweight Champion
Betulio Gonzalez
WBC/WBA Flyweight Champion
Carlos Morocho Hernandez
WBA/WBC Light Welterweight Champion
Carlos Zarate
WBC Bantamweight Champion
Cecilia Braekhus
WBC/WBA Welterweight Champion
Eddie Avoth

Franco Udella
WBC Light Flyweight Champion
Gabriels Ruelas
WBC Super Featherweight Champion
Gavin Rees
WBA Light Welterweight Champion
Giacobbe Fragomeni
WBC Cruiserwight Champion
Glenn McCrory
IBF Cruiserweight Champion
Humberto Gonzalez
IBF/WBC Light Flyweight Champion
Javier Castillejo
WBC Super Welterweight Champion
Jeff Harding
WBC Light Heavyweight Champion
Jesse James Leija
WBC Super Featherweight Champion
Joe Calzaghe MBE
WBO/WBC/WBA/IBF Super Middleweight Champion
Johnny 'The Entertainer' Nelson
WBO Cruiserweight Champion
Karl Mildenberger

Kevin Lueshing

Krzysztof Wlodarczyk
WBC/IBF Cruiserweight Champion
Lloyd Honeyghan
WBC/WBA/IBF Welterweight Champion
Luis Lumumba Estaba
WBC Light Flyweight Champion
Marcus Beyer
WBC Super Middleweight Champion
Mario Galvano
WBC Super Middleweight Champion
Massimilano Duran
WBC Cruiserweight Champion
Miguel Angel Gonzalez
WBC Lightweight Champion
Miguel Cotto
WBO Light Welterweight Champion
Momo Koseki
WBC Female Atomweight Champion
Naomi Togashi
WBC Female Light Flyweight Champion
Nathan Cleverley

Paul Ingle
IBF Featherweight Champion
Rafael Herrera
WBA/WBC Bantamweight Champion
Rafael Orono
WBC Super Flyweight Champion
Robbie Regan
WBO Bantamweight Champion
Ryan Rhodes
WBC Light Middleweight Champion
Scott Welch

Takahiro Aoh
WBC Featherweight Champion
Terry Marsh
IBF Light Welterweight Champion
Toshiaki Nishioka
WBC Super Bantamweight Champion
Vitali Tajbert
WBC Super Featherweight Champion
Yuri Arbachakov
WBC Flyweight Champion
Zab Judah
IBF/WBA/WBC/WBO Welterweight Champion

WBA Middleweight Champion

WBA Light Middleweight Champion


First Tranche of Confirmed Champions


Alan Minter
WBA/WBC Middleweight Champion
Ann Saccurato
WBC Women's Lightweight Champion
Azumah Nelson
WBC Featherweight Champion

WBC Super Featherweight Champion
Bradley Price

Carl Froch
WBC Super Middleweight Champion
Colin Jones
ABA Welterweight Champion
Earnie Shavers

Enzo Maccinerelli
WBO Cruiserweight Champion
Erik Morales
WBC/WBO Super Bantamweight Champion

WBC Featherweight Champion

WBC/IBF Super Featherweight Champion
George Louis Chuvalo

Glenn Catley
WBO Super Middleweight Champion
Iran Barkley
WBC Middleweight Champion

IBF Super Middleweight Champion

WBA Light Heavyweight Champion
James 'Bonecrusher' Smith
WBA Heavyweight Champion
Jane Couch MBE
Womens' IBF Welterweight Champion
John 'The Beast' Mugabi
WBC Light Middleweight Champion
John Conteh
WBC Light Heavyweight Champion
John H. Stracey
WBC Welterweight Champion
Juan La Porte
WBC Featherweight Champion
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr

Junior Jones
WBA Bantamweight Champion

WBO Super Bantamweight Champion
Junior Witter
WBC Super Lightweight Champion
Ken Buchanan
WBA Lightweight Champion
Leon Spinks
WBC/WBA Heavyweight Champion
Manuel Medina
WBC/WBO/IBF Featherweight Champion
Mia St. John
IFBA World Lightweight Champion
Nigel Benn
WBC/WBO Middleweight Champion
Paul Hodkinson
WBC Featherweight Champion
Richie Woodhall
WBC Super Middleweight Champion
Roberto Duran
WBC/WBA Lightweight Champion

WBC Welterweight Champion

WBA Light Middleweight Champion

WBC Middleweight Champion
Robin Reid
WBC Super Middleweight Champion
Rocky Mattioli
WBC Light Middleweight Champion
Sergio Gabriel Martiez
WBC Super Welterweight Champion

WBC/WBO Middleweight Champion
Shannon Briggs
WBO Heavyweight Champion
Steve Collins
WBO Middleweight Champion

WBO Super Middleweight Champion
Steve Robinson
WBO Featherweight Champion
Tim Witherspoon
WBC/WBA Heavyweight Champion

WBA Heavyweight Champion
Vitali Klitchtko
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Vito Antuofermo
WBC/WBA Middleweight Champion


Confirmed Guests at WBC Night of Champions

The WBC (World Boxing Council) Night of Champions is a 3-day international boxing festival being held in Cardiff, at the Cardiff International Arena, 29th-31st July 2010. The event is a celebration of the sport of Boxing, with around 100 current and former world champions, and current rising stars of the sport expected to hit Cardiff over that weekend.

Event organisers today released the names of the ‘first tranche’ of Ring Legends confirmed to be attending, headlined by Roberto Duran and Vitali Klitschko. The list of about 40 names is attached. Further announcements will be made as this week progresses, with star names already confirmed and waiting to be announced.

The festival runs over three days, and includes three fantastic all-star events, encompassing all aspects of the sport, as well as the arts in Wales.

The core of the festival comprises:

The world film premiere of “Risen: The Howard Winstone Story”, a bio-pic of Merthyr boxing legend, Howard Winstone – a sporting great who overcame all odds to win a World Boxing title despite losing the fingers on one hand in an accident.
An official pre-Olympic tournament between our British Olympic hopefuls in Team GB and some of the finest boxers from around the world in a “Rest of the World Team”.
The Night of Champions gala awards dinner, honouring some of the sport’s greatest champions, as well as the unsung heroes that have made boxing great.

As well as the three main events, there will be various activities each night including live music from top Welsh and international bands; meet and greet sessions with the champions, and much, much more.

With around 100 World Champion boxers under the same roof at the same time, the WBC Night of Champions Festival is proving to be one of the greatest gatherings of champions in history.

Cllr Neil McEvoy, Deputy Leader of Cardiff Council, who are supporting the Festival, today said:

“It is our pleasure to house so many boxing legends in Cardiff at the Night of Champions Festival. It’s great to be able to get so many of the biggest names of the sport together, both old and new, in our great city.

“We are honoured to bring people like Vitali Klitschko, Shannon Briggs and Roberto Duran into Cardiff, and look forward to the people of Cardiff turning out to give them the warm Welsh welcome that they deserve.”

First tranche of Confirmed Champions



Alan Minter WBA/WBC Middleweight Champion
Ann Saccurato WBC Women's Lightweight Champion
Azumah Nelson WBC Featherweight Champion
WBC Super Featherweight Champion
Bradley Price
Carl Froch WBC Super Middleweight Champion
Colin Jones ABA Welterweight Champion
Earnie Shavers
Enzo Maccinerelli WBO Cruiserweight Champion
Erik Morales WBC/WBO Super Bantamweight Champion
WBC Featherweight Champion
WBC/IBF Super Featherweight Champion
George Louis Chuvalo
Glenn Catley WBO Super Middleweight Champion
Iran Barkley WBC Middleweight Champion
IBF Super Middleweight Champion
WBA Light Heavyweight Champion
James 'Bonecrusher' Smith WBA Heavyweight Champion
Jane Couch MBE Womens' IBF Welterweight Champion
John 'The Beast' Mugabi WBC Light Middleweight Champion
John Conteh WBC Light Heavyweight Champion
John H. Stracey WBC Welterweight Champion
Juan La Porte WBC Featherweight Champion
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr
Junior Jones WBA Bantamweight Champion
WBO Super Bantamweight Champion
Junior Witter WBC Super Lightweight Champion
Ken Buchanan WBA Lightweight Champion
Leon Spinks WBC/WBA Heavyweight Champion
Manuel Medina WBC/WBO/IBF Featherweight Champion
Mia St. John IFBA World Lightweight Champion
Nigel Benn WBC/WBO Middleweight Champion
Paul Hodkinson WBC Featherweight Champion
Richie Woodhall WBC Super Middleweight Champion
Roberto Duran WBC/WBA Lightweight Champion
WBC Welterweight Champion
WBA Light Middleweight Champion
WBC Middleweight Champion
Robin Reid WBC Super Middleweight Champion
Rocky Mattioli WBC Light Middleweight Champion
Sergio Gabriel Martiez WBC Super Welterweight Champion
WBC/WBO Middleweight Champion
Shannon Briggs WBO Heavyweight Champion
Steve Collins WBO Middleweight Champion
WBO Super Middleweight Champion
Steve Robinson WBO Featherweight Champion
Tim Witherspoon WBC/WBA Heavyweight Champion
WBA Heavyweight Champion
Vitali Klitchtko WBC Heavyweight Champion
Vito Antuofermo WBC/WBA Middleweight Champion

Article posted on 21.07.2010



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