Report/Photos by Boxing Bob Newman
The 2017 NABF convention began its run this year at the opulent Westin Hotel in San Diego’s historic Gas Lamp Quarter. The Ratings Committee led by Tommy Ashey met at 1 p.m. to discuss the recent activity among the divisions. That was followed by the executive committee meeting at 3 p.m. Delegates began checking in and registering throughout the day, biding their time until the opening cocktail event at 6 p.m. on the garden terrace. Attending the cocktail party were NABF champs Oscar Cantu and Ray Beltran.
Friday morning will see the official opening session at 9:30 a.m. in the California Ballroom. The afternoon will feature the general elections, including the presidency of the NABF, a general meeting with featured speakers followed by a “Personality Improvement” cocktail hour just prior to the 7:30 p.m. Banquet.