New Sweden Boxing Federation joins IBA as provisional member

May 15th, 2024 / IBA

The International Boxing Association (IBA) is proud to announce the Styrsö-based New Sweden Boxing Federation as its newest provisional member, starting April 2024. The continued creation of member nations once again signifies IBA efforts towards creating opportunities for the athletes in the countries where National Federations have chosen to leave IBA for the rogue organization.

Chris Roberts OBE, IBA Secretary General and CEO stated, ‘We welcome the New Sweden Boxing Federation to the IBA Family and acknowledge the collective efforts of all as we strengthen our position as the only home of boxing with this significant milestone.’

‘We have utmost confidence in the vision of newly elected New Sweden Boxing Federation President, Mr Simon Vis and what has been done to get us to this moment and the many initiatives planned to create even more opportunities and top-class events in Sweden for its boxers,’ Roberts OBE went on to say.

President Vis, stated that, ‘We are delighted to be a part of IBA as a provisional member, which demonstrates our commitment to valuing the integrity and opportunities of our athletes. Our boxers should have the opportunity to develop by being able to compete under the same conditions as the rest of the world. We look forward to collaborating with IBA to assist our athletes in educating themselves and growing, while also striving to make the

sport more popular and expand globally. Our officials, judges, coaches, and doctors will also have the opportunity for training to ensure that we maintain the highest standards and promote the individual’s lifelong development through sports participation.’

The New Sweden Boxing Federation’s provisional membership signifies the organization’s commitment to enhancing the sport’s profile in Sweden and its alignment with IBA’s values and standards.

The provisional membership is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the Swedish boxing community, including athletes, coaches, officials, and supporters. It offers exciting opportunities for Swedish boxers to engage in international competitions and benefit from global IBA initiatives, further contributing to the development and success of boxing in the country.

The potential to evolve into a permanent membership will be decided at the IBA Congress which will take place at the end of 2024 and the IBA looks forward to supporting the New Sweden Boxing Federation in its journey towards permanent membership and beyond.

The IBA extends its warmest welcome to the New Sweden Boxing Federation and its members, looking forward to a fruitful partnership and the bright future of Swedish boxing on the world stage.

Additional confirmed elected officials for the New Sweden Boxing Federation are Andija Martic, Vice President, Robert Nordman, General Secretary, and Leif Nordman, Treasurer.

For more information on the New Sweden Boxing Federation visit their official website here.