There are 30 days to go until the start of the AIBA Youth World Championships in Saint Petersburg, Russia, where the next generation of global boxing talent will be taking to the 7,000-capacity Sibur Arena in pursuit of gold. Running from 17-26 November, the competition is open to male boxers born in 1998 and 1999 across the ten Olympic weight categories.… Read Article
The AIBA Referees & Judges and Technical & Rules Commissions convened in Lausanne, Switzerland from 3-5 October, to reflect upon the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and plan affirmative actions to build on during the new Olympic cycle. Several crucial recommendations were made in the areas of referees and judges, the education of boxers and coaches, and improving the dialogue with National Federations, with the meetings marking a positive new horizon for AIBA and the boxing … Read Article
Following the IOC’s recent investigation into violations of the Olympic Code by three boxers during Rio 2016, AIBA President Dr Ching-Kuo Wu has underlined his support for the Disciplinary Commission’s findings with the development of a new educational programme for National Federations and their boxers.… Read Article
After a historic Olympic Boxing Tournament at Rio 2016, with 13 gold medals awarded at the end of 16 days of competition and 273 bouts, AIBA President Dr Ching-Kuo Wu, AIBA Vice-Presidents and Commission Chairs convened in Lausanne for two days of meetings to reflect on events during the Olympics and the necessary reforms the organisation needs to undertake in order to build on the several groundbreaking changes implemented at Rio 2016.… Read Article
he Rio 2016 Olympic Boxing Tournament brought together athletes from 76 nations and 4 continents to Riocentro Pavilion 6 for 16 days of boxing – one of only two sports to feature on every day of the Games. As the bouts progressed and the first medals were awarded, so records were made and legends written, and Rio 2016 will stand up as one of the most memorable Olympic Boxing competitions since it debuted in St … Read Article
American Claressa Shields and Netherlands’ Nouchka Fontijn were first into the ring, both with an added incentive to win besides the glory of Olympic gold. For Shields, the prospect of retaining the title she won in London 2012 and firmly underlining her dominance of the Middleweight (75kg) class over the last four years, while Fontijn was eager to erase the memory of her World Championship final defeat to the American in May.… Read Article
Estelle Mossely won Olympic gold on Friday afternoon to cap a brilliant year for the French Lightweight (60kg). It was a gripping final, with China’s Yin Junhua powering into an early lead before Mossely dug deep to deliver a memorable turnaround. The Chinese boxer had managed to frustrate her opponent for long periods, but as her volume of punches thrown increased, Mossely’s accuracy gradually picked up too, earning a tight split-decision victory to the delight … Read Article
Cuba’s Julio Cesar La Cruz became the Rio 2016 Olympic Light Heavyweight (81kg) Boxing Champion on Thursday afternoon in Riocentro Pavilion 6 with a unanimous win over Kazakhstan’s Adilbek Niyazymbetov. It was another virtuoso display from the ever-confident La Cruz, who once again launched relentless, rapid-fire rights whilst proving a difficult target to score points against. Niyazymbetov found his rhythm and range as the match went on, but it was the Cuban who achieved his … Read Article
Yeleussinov becomes Kazakhstan’s fourth successive Olympic Welterweight Champion and Venezuela’s Finol secures podium finish on Rio 2016 Day Twelve
Daniyar Yeleussinov of Kazakhstan won the Rio 2016 Men’s Olympic Welterweight (69kg) gold on Wednesday afternoon after a high-tempo final against Uzbekistan’s Shakhram Giyasov in the Riocentro Pavilion 6 boxing arena. Yeleussinov becomes the fourth successive Olympic Welterweight gold medalist for his country.
A determined Giyasov stalked his opponent to all four corners of the ring … Read Article
Following recent judging decisions and after carrying out a thorough examination by the relevant Commission, AIBA has decided to take immediate and appropriate actions.
Since the beginning of the Olympic Games, AIBA has conducted 239 bouts. The AIBA R&J Commission has reviewed all decisions and determined that less than a handful of the decisions were not at the level expected and consequently it has been decided in accordance with the AIBA R&J evaluation committee that … Read Article