At the invitation of the Crown Prince, Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, AIBA President Mr. Umar Kremlev visited the Emirate of Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates. The development of boxing in the Middle East and in the Emirate of Fujairah was discussed during the meeting.
Boxing is actively developing in the region based on the full support of the local leadership. During the recent time, there has been built a modern sports infrastructure thanks to the personal involvement of the Crown Prince. All represented conditions allow hosting big boxing tournaments and championships at the highest level.
Two leaders agreed to organize the annual international tournament for the AIBA member countries in Fujairah. It was set that the first test boxing tournament will already take place in May 2021.
‘I am grateful for a productive meeting and new perspectives for boxing in the Middle East. Sports events will provide a stream of tourism. It will be convenient for athletes to fly here due to good visa conditions. With the personal support of Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, we will popularize our sport among young people, more champions will appear,’ Mr. Kremlev claimed.
‘We want to raise our champions here in our Emirate. We are going to make a big boxing center, a boxing academy, to include boxing in school and university programs. Boxing is a discipline that teaches to be a patriot of the country. Together with the AIBA leadership, we are going to organize big boxing tournaments here to popularize boxing, attract investments and give everyone the opportunity to become a star,’ the Crown Prince, Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi said.
During the visit was also agreed to hold boxing camps in the Emirates of Fujairah.