Tag: IBA

Spain to host IBA Youth Men’s and Women’s World Boxing Championships 2022

(September 15, 2022) – The Spanish city in the Alicante region, La Nucía will host IBA Youth Men’s and Women’s World Boxing Championships 2022 at the Ciudad Deportiva Camilo Cano arena. The dates are set for November 14-26.  ‘Many of the fans have witnessed our youth boxers at the various continental tournaments, and it’s time […]

IBA Expresses Concerns On IOC Statement, Responds On Key Issues

(September 9, 2022) – The International Boxing Association notes the comments in respect of the recent communication from the IOC; this includes a revised version of the Paris 2024 Boxing Qualification System (OQS). Whilst we acknowledge the changes, IBA remains concerned, specifically with regards to the removal of the ranking pathway which was originally agreed […]

IBA Makes Key Decisions, Responds to IOC Statement

(June 24, 2022) – The Board of Directors of the International Boxing Association (IBA) met today to discuss a series of important matters concerning governance, finance, and sporting integrity. Professor McLaren and representatives of the Governance Reform Group also joined the meeting. At the end of the meeting, the Board also took into consideration a […]

President Kremlev is thankful to Professor McLaren’s team for the full-scope investigation on IBA’s past

(June 20, 2022) – IBA President Umar Kremlev stressed the importance of the McLaren Global Sport Solutions (MGSS) independent investigation and its findings for the future of boxing at the Olympic Games. Today Prof. Richard McLaren presented the findings of his investigation into boxing at the press conference in Lausanne, the full report can be […]

IBA To Act On McLaren Findings and Recommendations

(June 20, 2022) – Following the publication of the report on the final stage of Professor McLaren’s investigation into the International Boxing Association, IBA has committed to acting on his findings and recommendations. Professor McLaren was appointed in 2021 with a broad remit to investigate issues of historical mismanagement and corruption, together with widespread allegations […]

 Athletes’ Committee meets for the first time and elects the second representative onto the IBA Board of Directors

(June 9, 2022) – The new members of the IBA Athletes’ Committee had their first virtual meeting after being elected by registered boxers from all the Confederations that were in attendance at the IBA Men’s and Women’s World Boxing Championships.   As required by the IBA Regulations, the new Committee elected the second representative who will […]

New IBA Board of Directors meets first time and appoints Ukrainian Vice-President  

Yesterday the newly elected Board of Directors (BoD) met for the first time following the election of ten independent Directors at the IBA Extraordinary Congress in Istanbul. These BoD members will be joined by two further elected Athlete Committee representatives following the conclusion of the ongoing IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships. They were also joined by the President and […]

IBA President and new Board of Directors elected during the Extraordinary Congress in Istanbul

Istanbul, 14 May 2022; The International Boxing Association (IBA) Extraordinary Congress concluded two days of meetings in Istanbul earlier today. Of all eligible National Federations, 145 were in attendance in person in Istanbul, while ten joined online.   The election for the position of President saw Umar Kremlev elected by acclamation to serve a second term. “Athletes and […]

IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships 2022 Opens in Istanbul

The IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships 2022 were opened in Istanbul today by IBA President Umar Kremlev, marking the start of two weeks of ground-breaking competition. A record 310 athletes are entered, representing 73 National Federations, who will be boxing in an expanded 12 weight categories.    “Women boxers have demonstrated by their skill, by their strength and […]