World Boxing Council chooses Cardiff for 2013 convention

The World Boxing Council has announced that its 2013 Convention will take place in Cardiff. A delegation from Cardiff, led by Deputy Leader Councillor Neil McEvoy was successful in winning approval from the WBC after they met Council President Jose Sulaiman at this year’s convention in Las Vegas.

Cardiff also hopes to attract a world title fight to coincide with the convention towards the end of 2013. It has been estimated that the convention could be worth more than £3m to the Welsh capital.

Cllr. McEvoy told CN Cardiff’s heritage and reputation as a sports destination won over the organisers, despite competition from Croatia and Dubai.

“It’s going to be a massive event,” McEvoy said. “If it’s done right it will be comparable to the Ryder Cup. “We will approach the Welsh Government for help with the marketing through Visit Wales. We want all the biggest players in boxing – we’re talking about people with huge disposable income – to come to Cardiff.”

BBC Sports Presenter John Inverdale will front a Cardiff & Co Ambassadors event with London Welsh Business Club on 28 February 2012.

In Olympic year The Business of Sport event will explore how the local economy and communities can benefit from the business that sport generates.

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