AIBA to allow professionals into future competition
By iSportconnect | June 1, 2016
The International Boxing Association (AIBA) has opened the doors to boxers from all organisations to participate in AIBA competitions.
This would allow professional boxers to take part in the Olympic Games moving forward.
AIBA President Dr Ching-Kuo Wu said: “This is a momentous occasion for AIBA, clinic for Olympic Boxing, viagra order and for our sport as a whole, medstore and represents another great leap forward in the evolution of boxing.
We have embraced reform at AIBA over the past decade, making historic changes that have shaped the present health of boxing and precipitated its ongoing surge in popularity worldwide. This move will ensure the empowerment of National Federations and enhance all future competitions including the Olympic Games.
“Our mission is to continue to make brave decisions in the best interest of our boxers and for the good for the sport,”
The change comes as AIBA, the only official boxing body recognised by the International Olympic Committee with 197 National Federations affiliated, marks its 70th year.
Managing Director of Matchroom Sport and iSportconnect member Eddie Hearn believes this will only have a major effect on countries who finance participation in the games.
He Tweeted: “Pro boxers in the Olympics only relevant to countries where their governments will effectively pay them to take part – definitely not [the UK]!”