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Ex-Pro Bushell Taking Over WBF Oceania

Posted on December 3 2012                                              Bookmark and Share
By: WBF           


WBF President Howard Goldberg today welcomed 47-year-old ex-pro Ricky Bushell on board as a new administrative team member of the World Boxing Federation. Now a professional referee and judge in New Zealand, Bushell will take over the vacant position of Continental Coordinator for Oceania with immediate effect.

Originally from Kent in England, Ricky started with amateur boxing when he was eight years old and in 1989 at the age of 24 joined the pro ranks as a lightweight. Although retiring just over three years later and not winning any professional titles, Bushell amassed 21 paid outings and fought on some high-profile cards, such as Lennox Lewis vs Razor Ruddock and Chris Eubank vs Michael Watson I, amongst others. However, he stayed in boxing by obtaining a trainer’s licence and working with various fighters in the UK.

In 2006, Bushell left England and moved to New Zealand, where he remained loyal to his sport as a judge and referee. In his regular job, he is working in a hospital as an anaesthetic assistant. But, Bushell says, “My passion is boxing and I would like to see it become a main sport in New Zealand, with championship fights being accommodated over here. I think the WBF has tremendous potential and I am glad to get the opportunity to coordinate their affairs all over Oceania.”

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