CURITIBA HONORS ITS NATIVE SON
05/14/2004

Wanderlei Silva was honored this week by his hometown of Curitiba, Brazil. The homage, called "Vulto Emerito," is bestowed upon those who bring recognition and outstanding promotion to the city of Curitiba.

The honor was presented by town councilor Luiz Felipe Braga Cortes. The ceremony took place in Rio Branco Palace, the house of the councilor. The Chute Boxe Team, as well as friends, family, and fans of the champion were in attendance.

Photo 1: Wanderlei Silva with councilor Luiz Felipe Brga Cortes
Photo 2: The champion gives a speech
Photo 3: Wanderlei with some fans
Photo 4: Wanderlei with Julio Heller (his marketing advisor)