Qatar to Host 2015 Boxing World Tournament

By iSportconnect | July 17, 2013

Qatar will host the 2015 Boxing World Tournament, the International Boxing Association (AIBA) announced.

The decision was made by AIBA’s executive committee meeting in Jeju, South Korea. C.K. Wu, the president of the governing body, said of the decision: “It is very exciting for AIBA to explore new horizons and we are looking forward to visit Doha in 2015”.

Mr. Yousif Al Kazim, Secretary General of the Qatar Boxing Federation(QBF), said: “We are delighted with the trust and confidence of the AIBAExecutive Committee. We have no doubt that the AIBA World Boxing ChampionshipsDoha 2015 will be one of the best in the history of the sport and that newstandards will be set in this brand new region for AIBA. The AIBA EC Membersknow that we will not let them down!”

The Boxing World Tournament, a biennial event, is going to be held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, this year from 11-27 October.