Tag: IBA

Global Boxing Forum to discuss athlete-first leadership and IBA’s place in the Olympic Games

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 […]

Umar Kremlev meets President of Cuba, agrees on big steps for boxing development

IBA President Umar Kremlev met the President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, and the parties agreed on big steps for boxing development in the country. They also discussed close collaboration in boxing development and plans for the next year.  IBA President suggested that International Boxing Day should be celebrated in Cuba in 2023, and Díaz-Canel gave […]

International Boxing Association presents – IBA Pro Series

An exciting new venture is soon to be announced in 2023 to follow on from previous iterations that combine both IBA and professional boxing. The IBA Pro Series will introduce greater opportunities in support of those boxers who have gained high-level success at the international level. This includes World, Olympic, Confederation and Multi-Sport medalists, along with the […]

IBA President Umar Kremlev: The IOC should give green light to all athletes to compete

(October 12, 2022) – IBA President Umar Kremlev made a statement on Wednesday to urge the IOC to listen to the athletes’ needs.   ‘IBA has made the first step towards equal opportunities and fairness. IBA will keep doing everything for the sake of its athletes and coaches, we have to create conditions, not deteriorate them.  […]

IBA Congress expressed vote of confidence for Umar Kremlev

The Congress of the International Boxing Association (IBA) reconfirmed the vote of confidence for President Umar Kremlev at its extraordinary meeting in Yerevan, Armenia today.  Congress voted against the new elections. Delegates cast 106 votes against, which is 75%, 36 votes for, and 4 abstained out of 146 eligible National Federations. According to the Congress’ […]

IBA Board selects Secretary General, launches BIIU rules and appoints Strategy Committee

(September 23, 2022) – George A. Yerolimpos became a new IBA Secretary General following the selection process and decision of the IBA Board of Directors (BoD) at its meeting in Yerevan today. The appointment is effective immediately. In total, 50 candidates applied for the position. Four candidates were shortlisted and interviewed, and two of them […]

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 […]