Update on Rashed Al-Swaisat

April 30th, 2021 / IBA

Following the sad passing of Rashed Al-Swaisat of Jordan during the recent AIBA Youth World Championships, AIBA has announced an independent process to investigate and review the circumstances of his participation in the Championships, his injury, his treatment and the protocols followed on that occasion.

While internal reviews conducted with the currently available information have concluded that AIBA’s protocols were properly followed, a wider investigation with independent expertise will consider all available materials, including those of public authorities. Detailed terms of reference and expertise will be announced in due course.

Deaths in boxing are extremely rare and AIBA is determined to ensure that the circumstances of this tragedy are fully and completely clarified and that any and all lessons are learned, in order to maintain its total commitment to the wellbeing of boxers. AIBA will continue to do everything it can to support Rashed’s family, friends and teammates at this immensely difficult time.