Sauerland's Meyer Wonders: The WBF Had a Role?

In response to the WBF's below press release, Sauerland Event's General Manager, Chris Meyers, said he had no idea the WBF had anything to do with former four-time heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield. The WBF circulated a press release, which detailed their refusal to sanction Holyfield's upcoming fight with Brian Nielsen.

“Funny that they refused it. I didn’t know that they have something to do with Holyfield. We only work with the IBF, WBA, WBC and WBO,” Meyer said. 

The five-men Championship Committee of the World Boxing Federation, after consideration of all arguments, has decided against sanctioning the proposed second title defense of its world heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield against Denmark’s Brian Nielsen. The main reason is that 46-year-old Nielsen, while sporting a glossy record of (64-2, 43 KOs) has been out of the ring for almost a decade. The Holyfield vs Nielsen fight is scheduled for May 7 in Copenhagen, Denmark and will be promoted by Sauerland Event.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by cleaner147 on 02-08-2011

WBF seems to be credible organ. everybody knows this is a ugly mismatch. Nielson was sleeping for almost a decade :nonono:

Comment by antrob on 02-08-2011

[QUOTE=robyonone;10077248]Give It A Couple Of Year And The IBO, IBA, IBU, IBC, WBF, WBU, WBB, WAA, NBA and THE RING Titles will all be Major Titles along with The WBA, WBC, IBF And WBO Titles[/QUOTE] The Ring is already a…

Comment by robyonone on 02-08-2011

Give It A Couple Of Year And The IBO, IBA, IBU, IBC, WBF, WBU, WBB, WAA, NBA and THE RING Titles will all be Major Titles along with The WBA, WBC, IBF And WBO Titles

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