AIBA AND WBA MEET IN TAIPEI

gloves Dr CK WU, President of the International Boxing Association (AIBA), and Gilberto Mendoza, President of the WBA, a pro boxing body, met in Taipei over the weekend to establish a framework for common projects.

“This was an important moment for two organisations with shared principles and goals on many subjects, said CK Wu.

“As boxing’s only IOC-recognised body, AIBA has well-established education programmes and research across twelve commissions of experts to share with the boxing world. Equally, as we continue to expand our own professional competitions, with Season VII of WSB having recently begun, we can work with WBA to explore new markets and bring even more benefits to our athletes, the fans and the boxing family as a whole.” read more

QUOTES FROM 2017 ELITE FINALS

 KURT WALKER 5 “Everybody can dream, and if you work hard enough and train hard enough, it may come true.” (Martin Keenan)

“I’m looking forward (after her final) to a big juicy burger and a milkshake.” (Kellie Harrington)

“I gave it my heart, gave it everything. He’s an Olympian. I’ll be back bigger and better.” (Thomas McCarthy)

“That means I’m the best in Ireland no matter what. Last year I beat the flyweight champion, now I beat the light-flyweight champion so I’ve beaten two champions in the finals.” (Kurt Walker) read more