AIBA Ready to Shape the Future of Boxing with Announcement of Sports R&D Specialists Taishan as Innovation Partner
December 21st, 2016 / IBA
As AIBA celebrates 70 years as world boxing’s governing body, a new partnership with Taishan Sports Equipment will pave the way for an exciting future for the sport
With reform and innovation integral to its DNA, AIBA announces a new partnership with China’s Taishan Sports to help maintain boxing’s position as one of the world’s most popular, exciting and forward-thinking sports. The biggest sports supplier in the history of the Olympic Games, Taishan will use its expertise in the development and promotion of grassroots boxing, specifically tailoring equipment for the Junior and Women boxers and introducing cost-saving technology to improve the efficiency of National Federations, such as portable rings.
“AIBA is delighted to confirm our agreement with Taishan and we look forward to a long and fruitful partnership that will keep boxing on the frontline of innovations in sports technology. We have always embraced the evolution of equipment and it is vital that we discover ways of developing it in an affordable manner without compromising on the safety and comfort of our athletes. Taishan’s Olympic pedigree makes it the perfect partner for AIBA,” said Dr Ching-Kuo Wu, AIBA President.
Portable ring to be showcased to AIBA family
An example of Taishan’s portable ring technology will take centre stage at the AIBA 70th year Gala Dinner in Montreux on 20 December. The innovative design will have an enormous impact particularly at smaller projects and gyms where space is scarce, as well as those NFs where cost efficiency is priority, making the anniversary celebration an ideal opportunity to showcase the equipment to the AIBA family at large.
“We are honoured to partner with AIBA in their 70th year, and to be a part of their highly innovative approach to boxing moving forward. Taishan has watched closely as President Wu has seen through a number of hugely important reforms for the sport, and we are excited at the prospect of using our R&D know-how to contribute to that positive ethos,” said Mr Cui Gang, Chairman of Taishan Sports Equipment.