Jeju, Korea, July 17th 2013 – On Day Two of its 2013-2014 Meeting, the International Boxing Association (AIBA) Executive Committee (EC) awarded the 2015 AIBA World Boxing Championships to the city of Doha (Qatar).
Doha faced stiff opposition in the form of a rival bid committee representing the city of Bangkok (Thailand). Fully supported by His Excellency, Sheikh Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, Secretary General of the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC), the Doha delegation had travelled to Jeju with representatives from the QOC and the Qatar Boxing Federation.
“On behalf of the AIBA Executive Committee, I would like to congratulate the city of Doha for the impressive proposal they have put together”, expressed Dr Wu. “The presentation we received today really confirmed the motivation the city and the entire country show in delivering the best AIBA World Boxing Championships ever. It is very exciting for AIBA to explore new horizons and we are looking forward to visit Doha in 2015. The AIBA EC also thanks the city of Bangkok and the representatives from the Thailand Boxing Association who presented us a very good bid”.
“We are delighted with the trust and confidence of the AIBA Executive Committee”, said Mr. Yousif Al Kazim, Secretary General of the QBF. “We have no doubt that the AIBA World Boxing Championships Doha 2015 will be one of the best in the history of the sport and that new standards will be set in this brand new region for AIBA. The AIBA EC Members know that we will not let them down! I want to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to His Excellency, Sheikh Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, QOC Secretary General, for his full support and his guidance in this successful bid”.