Sound governance – Ensuring Sound Opportunities for Athletes and IBA’s Place in the Olympic Games is the overarching theme of the Global Boxing Forum taking place in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Fruitful discussions amongst boxing stakeholders are set to take place on December 10-11 at the Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers.
The athlete-first principle has been a foundation of the IBA Governance for the last two years. To achieve this, IBA has been working on a variety of development programs across multiple continents and has allocated prize money for its tournaments. IBA President Umar Kremlev established direct contact between athletes and management to understand their needs better. In addition, the IBA Athletes Committee was re-elected this year with its Chair Lovlina Borgohain from India and its member from Brazil, Abner Teixeira being represented on the IBA Board of Directors playing an active role in the decision-making process.
President Kremlev said, ‘The Global Boxing Forum is a unique opportunity to bring our boxing family together, discuss our challenges and find the necessary solutions. I expect a lot of innovative and insightful ideas to be voiced and recommendations to be made.’
Esteemed guests and champions from many countries around the world will be present at the 3rd Annual Global Boxing Forum.
Sport and Athlete First Leadership, Boxing Development on the Five Continents, IBA and Professional Boxing Collaboration, Athlete Health, and Safe Sport, Esports and Digital Transformations, and How Boxing Achieved Gender Equality will be some of the topics discussed during the Global Boxing Forum keynotes, panel sessions, seminars, and round-table discussions.
The Global Boxing Forum will be crowned by a spectacular boxing show, marking a new milestone for the International Boxing Association. The IBA Pro Series, the first of its kind, will become a unique and entertaining format of competitions for athletes and spectators. The best of the best boxers are to participate in 7 fights. The format of the event will be bouts boxed over 5, 3-minute rounds for the male select, and 5, 2-minute rounds for the female select.
The full program of the Global Boxing Forum can be found on the following dedicated page.