Three New Boxing Aces For The WBF
As the new season fast approaches, not just the world’s famous football clubs are busy announcing new signings of star players, also the World Boxing Federation is adding some further big names to their high-quality staff that are sure to add value to the organization, which is on the fast-track to becoming a major player on the world scene..
Article posted on 10.07.2012
Germany’s Dominik Junge (45) inherits the currently vacant position of Women’s Boxing Chairman with immediate effect. “We’ve had on-going discussions with Dominik since almost half a year,” says WBF Vice President Jean Marcel Nartz, “and we are proud he is now joining our team, because in female boxing he is a known quantity sure to add further impetus to the WBF.”
After finishing his own successful Kick- and Thaiboxing career in 1993, Junge not just concentrated on his flourishing IT business, but started out to develop training systems and marketing strategies for female boxers and working as cutman in countless female title fights. Due to this, he gained relations from his home base of Karlsruhe in womens boxing worldwide, which he will now put to use for the WBF.
“Professionalism and passion is what results in success,” explains Junge, who since 2008 worked for the Women’s International Boxing Federation (WIBF), before now making his move to the World Boxing Federation. Such is his status in Germany, that he is a regular guest on TV and radio programs as well as source of comment for newspapers and magazines when it comes to female boxing.
50-year-old Bill Calogero of upstate New York is coming on board the WBF as the American East Coast Representative. He has been involved in professional boxing for the past 26 years as a promoter, manager, adviser, writer and historian. For the past nine years, Calogero is also the host of the ‘Talkin’ Boxing With Billy C’ show, which is on TV, radio and the internet and the only daily two-hour boxing talk show on the planet. His first book will be out in November on bareknuckle great Tom Molineaux.
“I have contacts in every area of the sport and working for the WBF will be a new challenge to me with the focus on assisting in developing the WBF to be regarded as a major sanctioning body,” said Calogero, and further explains: “I believe the time is right for the WBF, especially how most fans perceive the current major players.”
Last but not least, Iranian sports manager Behnam Azampanah will try to introduce the WBF in the Middle East as the Regional Representative for that aera. The 34-year-old Teheran resident is a former one-time Iranian amateur boxing champion, but has made himself a name on an international level in different martial arts.
Welcome in the team, Dominik, Bill and Behnam!
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