Advisory: wearing of International kit during domestic championships

The National Secretary, Antoinette Faye McClean, has issued an advisory on the wearing of international kit by boxers contesting domestic championships:

“The growing practice of boxers wearing International vests during domestic championships has been the subject of widespread criticism. It is viewed as an attempt to intimidate opponents and to influence judges. Apart from the fact that the practice is contrary to the rule passed unanimously at the National convention  it is also highly disrespectful..

For the upcoming Cadet championships no boxer wearing an International vest will be allowed to enter the ring.Boxers may either wear their club colours or plain red or blue vests.

Any boxer arriving at ringside wearing an International vest will be immediately asked to change and ,for the avoidance of doubt, turning an International vest ‘ inside out’ will not be permitted.

We would ask clubs  to please  be compliant with regard to this rule and not to create a situation where officials are obliged to concede a walkover to the opponent of an uncooperative boxer.”

Kind regards,

Antoinette Faye McClean.

Hon National Secretary IABA.