|President's Report: May 2012|
|BY Joe Dwyer|
In addition to April showers we also had some fine NABF Title bouts:
In a shocker, on April 27th, in Austin, Texas # 2 WBC ranked Ismayl Sillakh coasting to what appeared to be an easy victory was caught with a solid right hand by challenger Denis Grachev which resulted in Sillakh’s first loss and Grachev’s winning the NABF Light Heavyweight title by TKO at 2:18 of the eighth round.
On April 14th, in Atlantic City, N.J. Garrett Wilson scored a solid KO victory over Andres Taylor in an all action bout for the Vacant NABF Cruiserweight title.
Johnathon Banks will defend the Heavyweight title against Mandatory Challenger Tony Grano as negotiations are in progress at this time.
19 May- Montreal Canada,- Dierry Jean vs Cosme Rivera for the Vacant Super Lightweight Title.
26 May- Tucson, AZ. - Hanzel Martinez vs Jose German Cruz for the Vacant NABF Super Flyweight Title.
7 July- Atlantic City, NJ- Patrick Majewski vs Chris Fitzpatrick for the Vacant NABF Middleweight Title.
WBC/NABF Convention 2012
Tentative dates are December 3rd, thru 8th, at the Gran Oasis, Cancun. We are working with Convention Chairman, Chuck Williams in preparing our NABF Program at this time. A joint Convention, will best serve the needs of our members as it means saving them the expense of attending an additional Convention while enjoying the occasion of observing the WBC 50th, Anniversary celebration.
2013 NABF Convention
It’s time to start planning for next year, some thoughts include, Florida, Mississippi, Boston, Chicago. Let us know your thoughts. !!!
We will have had thirty-seven (37) NABF Title bouts in the year since our last Convention. A record for NABF Title Bouts.
Our NABF Title is clearly the way to a WBC World Title, thanks to the watchful eyes of President Sulaiman, Claude Jackson, Ed Pearson and the WBC Rating’s Committee. Current WBC Rating of our Champions:
Heavyweight-Johnathon Banks- WBC # 5
Cruiserweight- Garrett Wilson- WBC # 14
Lt.Heavyweight- Denis Grachev- WBC # 5
Super Middle- Dyah Davis WBC # 4
Welterweight- Thomas Dulorme- WBC # 3
Lightweight- Henry Lundy- WBC # 2
Super Feather- Diego Magdaleno- WBC # 1
Featherweight- Mikey Garcia WBC # 2
Super Bantam- Efrain Esquivas- WBC # 18
Bantamweight- Christian Esquivel- WBC # 5
Lt. Flyweight- Pedro Guevara- WBC # 9
Straw weight- Mario Rodriguez- WBC- # 7
All the best,