AIBA plans bold new horizon for African boxing08 November 2016
As the new Olympic Cycle gets underway towards Tokyo 2020, an underlying theme of the HeadsUp initiative in 2017 will be the AIBA Year of Africa. With a view to plotting a course for the African Boxing Confederation (AFBC) to build on its solid foundations, two days of workshops took place in Lausanne from 7-8 November, designed to set achievable goals and strategies that will take the continent’s boxing forward using a dynamic template to then be adapted for other territories.
“AIBA is taking important steps towards decentralising the decision-making processes and realising its vision of empowering the expertise towards our Commissions, the Confederations and National Federations. Across two days of workshops with those who know the present state of African boxing better than anybody, we have been able to finalise a positive, realistic course of action for our 2017 Year of Africa initiative, creating concrete plans for the development of boxing in the region that we can then tailor to benefit all our territories.” Dr Ching-Kuo Wu, AIBA President.