Tag: IBA

IBA Champions’ Night momentum continues with Roniel Iglesias facing Dulat Bekbauov in Belek, Türkiye

Lausanne, Switzerland – The next impressive instalment of IBA Champions’ Night will feature a trio of exceptional fights with a myriad of IBA World Championships and Olympic Games experience. Two-time Olympic Games gold medallist and IBA World Champion Roniel Iglesias from Cuba will face IBA Men’s World Championship 2023 silver medallist Dulat Bekbauov from Kazakhstan […]

IBA Champions’ Night to feature faceoff between Sofiane Oumiha and Nicolas Blanco for the WBA Intercontinental Title

Lausanne, Switzerland – Three-time World Champion Sofiane Oumiha from France will face a professional boxer from Argentina Nicolas Blanco in a 10-round title bout for the WBA Intercontinental Title at the IBA Champions’ Night in Monte Carlo, Monaco. The event will take place on 23 September at Chapiteau de Fontvieille. Blanco has 9 victories and […]

African Boxing Cup named after Nelson Mandela set to take place in Durban

Lausanne, Switzerland (September 19, 2023) – The South African city of Durban is to host the inaugural African Boxing Cup named after Nelson Mandela, the first democratically elected President of South Africa and internationally revered for his unwavering devotion to democracy, equality, and learning. The event is scheduled to take place 9-14 October 2023 at […]

IBA confirms Chris Roberts OBE as permanent Secretary General and CEO

Lausanne, Switzerland – The International Boxing Association (IBA) is pleased to announce Mr Chris Roberts OBE as the permanent Secretary General and CEO of the organization, according to the decision taken by the IBA Board of Directors.  Mr Chris Roberts OBE has previously served as Interim Secretary General and CEO that succeeded his position as […]

Host City Agreement signed with Kazakhstan Boxing Federation for the IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships 2024

Lausanne, Switzerland (August 29, 2023) – IBA Vice President Abdulmutalim Abakarov and President of Kazakhstan Boxing Federation Kenes Rakishev signed an agreement for Astana to host the IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships 2024. The signing ceremony took place in the Ministry of Sports and Culture of Kazakhstan. The World Championships will take place in October […]

International Boxing Day marks a milestone in calendars and hearts of Boxing Family

Lausanne, Switzerland (August 28, 2023) – 27 August is globally known as International Boxing Day, an official celebration of the sport recognized by the International Boxing Association and beyond. The boxers, coaches, clubs, and National Federations, as well as fans are celebrating worldwide today.     The marathon of celebrations kicked off in Serpukhov, Russia, where […]

Gadzhimagomedov beats La Cruz at the IBA Champions’ Night in Serpukhov

Serpukhov, Russia (August 27, 2023) – – Russian Muslim Gadzhimagomedov celebrates a victory over Cuban superstar Julio La Cruz at the IBA Champions’ Night in Serpukhov, Russia that preceded International Boxing Day and its worldwide celebrations.  Nine 5-round boxing contests were held last night where the boxers showed their skills and dedication on the eve […]

IBA welcomes IABA and SwissBoxing assemblies’ decisions to stay with the International Federation

Lausanne, Switzerland August 26, 2023) – The International Boxing Association (IBA) welcomes the decisions taken by the Irish Athletic Boxing Association (IABA) and SwissBoxing that prevented the bodies to apply for other boxing body recognition.   The IBA reminds that, according to its Constitution, multiple membership is not an option for the National Federations.   […]

Gadzhimagomedov aims for KO, La Cruz wants more titles at IBA Champions’ Night in Serpukhov

Lausanne, Switzerland (August 24, 2023) – International Boxing Day starts with a pro boxing event in Serpukhov, Russia with 9 top-tier bouts set for IBA Champions’ Night. The top fight of the night is scheduled between 2-time World champion from Russia Muslim Gadzhimagomedov and legendary 5-time World champion Julio La Cruz from Cuba. The bout […]