International Boxing Day / Year of Africa 2022

DR Congo capital to host central International Boxing Day celebration

August 12th, 2022 / International Boxing Day, Year of Africa 2022

Kinshasa will become a host city for the central celebration of International Boxing Day (IBD) on August 27, 2022. The celebrations in the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo will take place within the ‘Year of Africa’.

All guests of the IBD will take part in a public training with participants from Africa and all around the world. The strongest athletes from the continent will meet in spectacular fights at the boxing show. Social activities are also included in the program.

‘I am excited to visit DR Congo on such a significant day of the year. This celebration will inspire the young generation to start doing boxing and take the best from our sport. We can see many stories of success of African boxers, and I want to emphasize that with hard work, many of the athletes from the continent will be able to become successful. Our goal is to create conditions for everybody to practice boxing all around the world,’ IBA President Umar Kremlev claimed.

Courage, fairness and diversity of boxing will be the main values of the celebration this year.

National Federations all around the world are encouraged to organize their celebrations with various activities, including training and master classes, communication between young boxers and champions as well as social initiatives.

International Boxing Day is held on August 27 to celebrate it within the dates of the first AIBA World Boxing Championships which took place in 1974 in Havana, Cuba.

The IBD unites all those who love boxing no matter their age, sex, nationality, race, skin colour, beliefs, etc. International Boxing Day is a global celebration of the sport of boxing in all its forms for all athletes, coaches, officials, managers and fans. The IBD is called to unite and celebrate the sport together, it is high time people showed their love and dedication to boxing.