WBC announces convention awards

02/10/2006

WBC announces convention awards

Press Release: The WBC will hold its convention in Croatia beginning on October 27, 2006. Today it announced some awards to be given when things get underway later in the month. Bernard Hopkins will receive the appointment of Champion Emeritus and WBC Goodwill Ambassador to the World. Mate Parlov, a native of Croatia, and Marvin Camel, who fought to a 15-round draw in the first cruiserweight world title fight ever held on December 8, 1979, will receive a special tribute remembering their great fight. The fight was held in the city of Split, which was in the country of Yugoslavia at the time, but today is in Croatia.