World Boxing has today confirmed that England Boxing is among its foundational members.
England Boxing join USA Boxing, Boxing Australia, New Zealand Boxing and the Dutch Boxing Federation as members of the newly formed global governing body for boxing.
GB Boxing has been granted Associate Membership as it is reponsible for managing Great Britain’s elite, World Class Programme (WCP) and taking the team to tournaments, such as the European Games and the Olympic Games, where boxers from England, Scotland and Wales compete as Great Britain.
All six members will attend World Boxing’s inaugural Congress in November 2023 and have the opportunity to nominate candidates for offices within the new international federation including the Presidency and Executive Committee and membership of Committees and Commissions. The five full members will have voting rights at the Congress.
All six countries have completed an application process and been approved as members by the
Executive Board of World Boxing.
The application process for National Federations to become members of World Boxing is overseen by the
Secretary General, Simon Toulson, and designed to ensure that all applicants are deemed to be in good
standing and, through their statutes and operating processes, are able to demonstrate:
• A transparent and open election process for the appointment of office bearing roles
• The existence and operation of WADA-recognsied anti-doping polices and processes
• Evidence of a structured, dispute resolution and appeals process that is either fully independent or
subject to external input.
• Formal recognition by either their National Olympic Committee (NOC) or Ministry for Sport
World Boxing will be writing to all National Federations this week (w/c 7 August 2023) to invite them to apply and nominate candidates for the office bearing positions of World Boxing by 25 August 2023.
All nominations will be vetted by an independent third-party and the final list of approved candidates will be published in October 2023 – 30 days before the inaugural Congress. To be eligible to stand for election, all candidates must represent a National Federation or organisation that is a member of World Boxing.
World Boxing was launched in April 2023 and aims to ensure that boxing remains at the heart of the Olympic movement. It will seek recognition from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and plans to work constructively and collaboratively to develop a pathway that will preserve boxing’s ongoing place on the Olympic competition programme at Los Angeles 2028 and beyond.