FISU and IBA to develop University Boxing

(Boxing news) The International University Sports Federation (FISU) Acting President Leonz Eder and International Вохing Association (IBA) President Umar Kremlev have signed a collaboration convention,to develop boxing at competitions for university athletes. The main reason is to include the development of both university sport and boxing, joint educational initiatives, as well as the promotion and development of shared values including gender equality, sustainability, fair play and integrity. 

“We look forward to what I believe to be a truly mutually beneficial cooperation between IBA and FISU,” said IBA President Umar Kremlev. “Together we will work to further instill fundamental values of boxing across the sports world as well as the younger generation of student athletes. Through joint education programmes we intend to learn and exchange vital knowledge from and with FISU.”

Since 2004, FISU has organized the FISU World University Championship Boxing every two years as boxing will be a part of the 2022 FISU University World Cup Combat Sports. The FISU University World Cup Combat Sports will also feature six new sports: boxing, karate, muaythai, sambo, wrestling and wushu.

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FISU Acting President Leonz Eder stated: “We are truly excited to see IBA recognising the importance of our events and we are determined to promote boxing within the programme in tandem with the University Sport Movement. Boxing is a popular and universally accessible sport on campus which can be practiced by all university students of all genders. We will gladly encourage IBA to use university sport as a development platform for experimenting with new rules and the testing of new equipment.”


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