In view that Wayne McCullough has been not only one of the most courageous fighters Ã¢â‚¬“honoring his Irish blood-- but also an extraordinary example in his private life, the World Boxing Council has decided to appoint him World Ambassador for Peace and Good will in Sports, at the WBCÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s upcoming world annual convention to be held in Gibraltar, Spain, from October 2 through October 8, 2005, where the organization will discuss a program of exemplary conduct within boxing and international sports.
In response to the press release sent out by the WBC Wayne McCullough said:
"For the first time in my life, I was knocked off my feet when I received the news from the WBC. I always wanted to be remembered not only for my boxing ability but also for my clean living, honesty, integrity and dedication to the sport.
It is a privilege and an honour to be recognized by the WBC as the World Ambassador for Peace and Good Will in Sports.
This was totally unexpected and I have expressed my thanks to Jose Sulaiman, WBC President, for even thinking of me."