Lausanne, Switzerland, September 17, 2014 – The Official AIBA Pro Boxing (APB) Draw took place today at the AIBA Boxing Academy in the Talgar region near Almaty in Kazakhstan.
This ceremony was attended by the AIBA President Dr Ching-Kuo Wu, the President of the Kazakhstan Boxing Federation Mr Timur Kulibaev, the Minister of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan Mr Aristanbek Mukhamediuly, the Vice-President of the Kazakhstan Boxing Federation and the AIBA Executive Committee Mr Serik Konakbaev, and other important guests including the APB Boxers who are currently attending the APB Workshop.
Ecuadorian boxing star and APB middleweight Marlo Delgado shared his thoughts on the Official Draw.
“The APB Official Draw was a very impressive and emotional ceremony. Finally I have met all of these incredible boxers. Even if I have the strongest opponent in the group for my first fight, I am still confident that I can win, and this is my objective for now,” said Delgado.
APB’s Pre Ranking phase will be launched on October 24th, and the first inaugural matches will take place in Bulgaria, Italy, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan.
We are delighted to unveil below the exciting match-ups in each category between the eight best boxers in the world.
(*) The name of one boxer in the Light Flyweight category (TBC- To Be Confirmed) will be announced in the nearest feature.
AIBA Boxing Academy marks its Grand Opening
Lausanne, Switzerland, September 17, 2014 – The President of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) Dr Ching-Kuo Wu and the President of the Boxing Federation of Kazakhstan Mr Timur Kulibaev have today officially opened the AIBA Boxing Academy in the Talgar region near Almaty, Kazakhstan.
This momentous occasion was also attended by the Minister of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Mr Aristanbek Mukhamediuly, the Vice-president of Kazakhstan Boxing Federation and AIBA Executive Committee Member Mr Serik Konakbayev, the Executive Director of Kazakhstan Boxing Federation Mr Bekzhan Bektenov and honourable guests.
The Grand Opening of the AIBA Boxing Academy coincided with the AIBA Pro Boxers Workshop, taking place for nearly 80 of the best boxers in the world who will all be competing in the upcoming revolutionary Pro Tournament.
“Since I became the President of AIBA in 2006 it has always been my dream to build the AIBA Boxing Academy. Today this dream came true due to hard work of AIBA and the Kazakhstan Boxing Federation. This Academy is the unique sports complex in the world and I am proud that this place will become a home for all members of AIBA Family,” said AIBA President Dr Ching-Kuo Wu.