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Tyson, Holyfield, Lewis to participate in 56th WBC Congress in Kyiv
13:40, 15 May 2018

Tyson, Holyfield, Lewis to participate in 56th WBC Congress in Kyiv

The congress will be financed by contributions to the WBC

13:40, 15 May 2018

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Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis and other boxers will participate in the 56th Congress of the World Boxing Council (WBC) in Kyiv. Mauricio Sulaiman, the WBC president claimed this as Interfax-Ukraine reported.

In his turn, Kyiv City Head Vitaly Klitschko expressed the confidence that the capital can hold the events at the highest level.

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'We expect about 700 guests – the partakers of the Congress: world-famous boxers, federation presidents of the WBC-countries, referees, sports functionaries', Klitschko said at the meeting with Sulaiman.

According to him, the Congress will be financed by contributions to the WBC.

'We will spend money only for the promotion of this event', he added but did not announce the sum of the expenditure.

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The 56th WBC Congress will take place in Kyiv from September 30 until October 6, 2018.

As we reported the holding of the Congress in Kyiv was announced on March 26. Kyiv Mayor, the 'eternal champion' of the WBC Vitaly Klitschko personally agreed with the leadership of the WBC on the holding of this event in the capital of Ukraine.

Earlier Vitaly Klitschko was granted the title of the WBC Eternal Superheavyweight World Champion.

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