November 11, 2021
By Sahr Morris Jnr
President of the International Boxing Federation, AIBA , Umar Kremlev, met with representatives of the Sierra Leone Boxing Association and 14 other National Federations at the AIBA Men’s World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia, to answer their questions.
National Federations from Sierra Leone, Cameroon, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Mauritius, Seychelles, Mali, Somalia, India, Slovenia, Poland, Mongolia, Comoros as well as Fair Chance Team, were present in the meeting.
‘We are one boxing family. I am here to help, to organize the best conditions for our athletes, coaches and National Federations. We are developing boxing around the world, in each and every country. Massive sport gives us champions, and champions make sports massive. AIBA should help its boxing family. We are doing big marketing work and all our income will go to supporting our National Federations,’ he said.
The president also discussed the idea of the prize money funds for the major AIBA and continental events. “AIBA World Boxing Championship is the main tournament for all of us. Our athletes should not only represent their countries and win medals. They should organize their life, take care of their families and kids. We will have prize money at all AIBA tournaments, this is our plan,” said AIBA President.