The AIBA Asian Forum, where 32 countries participated, took place virtually on the 15th of March. During the Forum the AIBA leadership and the NFs of the continent discussed a number of crucial issues, including the new AIBA Constitution, new committees and reforms, the event calendar, the development plan for the continent and the communication strategy. Moreover, the report from the legal group was presented and the anti-doping workshop was organized.
‘The leaders of the Asian National Federations agreed on a unified approach to the organization of competitions, training, communication, legal and anti-doping issues. Asian countries have shown unity in support of the reforms that the International Boxing Association is carrying out today. I am grateful to my colleagues for their productive work,’ AIBA President Mr. Umar Kremlev claimed.
ASBC President Mr. Anas Al Otaiba delivered a report about the upcoming Asian Elite Men & Women Boxing Championships 2021, which will be hosted by New Dehli, India, from 21-31st May 2021.
‘Asian Elite Men & Women Boxing Championships will be the first boxing tournament of Asia to be held in 2021. In view of the current global situation, championships become even more important, it is an event to assess and evaluate readiness of Asian boxers for the Olympics. The Championships will provide the highest competitive atmosphere and platform for upcoming boxers and will be conducted in accordance with all safety measures,’ Mr. Al Otaiba said.
The Championships, earlier scheduled to take place in 2020, were postponed to 2021 due to the pandemic. The 2019 edition of the Asian Amateur Boxing Championships set a new record with 304 boxers participating from 34 countries, 2021 edition is expected to raise the number.