AIBA Virtual Forum to develop National Federations through experience exchange


The next International Boxing Association (AIBA) Continental Forum for the Americas, organised Virtually this year because of the pandemic situation, will be held on February 21.

AIBA President Umar Kremlev claimed that the developing National Federations will learn a lot from their experienced colleagues.

Guyana is expected to participate in the event. President of the Guyana Boxing Association Steve Ninvalle will be the country’s representative at the forum.

“American continent is full of talented athletes and coaches who dedicated their life to boxing. They have shown their passion for boxing during competitions, no matter winning or losing. I am confident that the leaders of the continent, being the role models, will help their developing colleagues and share their considerable experience. Thus, we will be more united and strong,” Kremlev said.

“We are actively implementing reforms and we will discuss them with National Federations of America to build our future together. We appreciate feedback from our member countries, it helps us to improve a lot in each direction. Our big initiative, AIBA Forums, is helping us to be in touch with the National Federations on a regular basis. We do not avoid tough questions, we are here to hear and solve it,” he added.

On February 7, AIBA held an African Forum with 40 countries participating Virtually. Nairobi, Kenya, became the capital of the event. Kremlev visited the country to hold official meetings and to train and communicate with the national team.

During the Forum, the AIBA leadership and the National Federations of the continent discussed a number of key issues, including reforms, new AIBA Committees and competition calendar, development plan for National Federations, Communication strategy, report from the legal group, and took part in the Q&A sessions; they also held an anti-doping seminar with the ITA’s Head of Testing, Matteo Vallini.

The AIBA President also had a training session with Kenyan national team and presented to athletes boxing equipment. The decision about building a boxing academy in the country was taken. Kremlev expressed confidence that it will help to develop boxing not only in the country, but in the whole region. (AIBA)

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