IBA and JOC meet, commit to cooperation for boxing locally and globally

March 14th, 2022 / IBA

With the ASBC Asian Youth & Junior Boxing Championships under way in Amman, IBA President Umar Kremlev met with Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC) Secretary Nasser Majali. The two discussed the development of boxing in Jordan.

The JOC has been providing significant support for boxing over the past five years and hosted a vital Olympic qualification tournament prior to Tokyo 2020. The JOC’s ambitions for boxing success at Paris 2024 were discussed.

“Boxing is a universally accessible sport that delivers clear benefits for all who participate in it. IBA is always happy to support organisations looking to deliver boxing in their territories and it was a pleasure to discuss how IBA might be able to support the JOC in achieving their ambitions for boxing in Jordan over the coming months and years,” said IBA President Umar Kremlev. “Jordan clearly has a pool of talented boxers, we look forward to helping them to fulfil their potential, within a strong ecosystem of coaching and leadership.”

IBA and the JOC also discussed the tragic death of Rashed Al-Swaisat, a Jordanian boxer participating in last year’s IBA Youth World Championships. With both the JOC and IBA having conducted independent investigations, the two organisations will cooperate to ensure any applicable lessons are implemented as a matter of the greatest priority.

“Boxers deserve to train and compete in a stable, safe and supportive environment. And it is vital that fights should be fair, with refereeing and judging of the very highest integrity,” said JOC Secretary General Nasser Majali. “The JOC is very proud of the work we have done nationally and also our experience of delivering boxing at an international level. We are happy to exchange lessons with IBA, with our work informing theirs in some areas and their work informing ours in other areas.”