Boxing promoter Jimmy Burchfield honored with WBC’s Green and Gold belt


Longtime Rhode Island boxing promoter Jimmy Burchfield has been honored by the World Boxing Council with its Green and Gold World Championship Belt, part of the WBC’s Lifetime Achievement Award to honor his nearly 30 years in the sport.

“We are honored to present the WBC Green and Gold belt to ‘Uncle Jimmy,’ as he is a champion of life and has dedicated so many years to change the lives of many fighters through his relentless will to promote our sport,” said WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman. “He is an inspiration to many by living a meaningful, successful life.”

Burchfield first became involved in boxing as a judge, and then as a promoter, and helped guide five-time world champion Vinny Paz by promoting his 50th and final win.

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