AIBA emphasizes the historical role of the Asian continent in boxing

March 12th, 2021 / IBA

The next AIBA Virtual Continental Forum is taking place on the 15th of March. Countries of the Asian Boxing Confederation are in line for discussion of ongoing reforms, development plan for National Federations and other important issues.

AIBA President Mr. Umar Kremlev underlines the rich history of the continent and its major role in the AIBA family. The statistics gives credence to this. The total Asian boxers’ performance in the AIBA Men’s Elite World Boxing Championships is 28 gold, 45 silver and 36 bronze medals. The total number of medals in the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships is 45 gold, 38 silver and 77 bronze. 112 medals were received by Asian athletes in the Olympic Games.

‘The first steps in Asia’s modern boxing began more than 125 years ago in Japan. Until the present, Asian boxers have played a significant role in boxing history and bagged many medals in major championships all around the globe. The intention of AIBA leadership is to support NFs with all their needs, helping them to popularize our sport in their countries,’ Mr. Kremlev said.

‘We created a detailed development plan for NFs of the Asian continent which consists of the improvement in several spheres. The AIBA Development team will intensively work with the Confederation to support each National Federation,’ AIBA President added.