World Boxing will be led by an Executive Board and a President who will be elected by members at the organisation’s inaugural Congress in November 2023. It will include a male and a female Athlete Representative to ensure the views of boxers have influence at the highest level of decision making.
All candidates will be assessed by an Independent Vetting Panel using open-source materials only and all member National Federations in good standing will be able to vote in the election. The number of votes will be dependent upon the National Federation’s voting eligibility according to World Boxing statutes.
In the period leading to the inaugural Congress, World Boxing will be led by an Interim Executive Board made-up of representatives from National Federations around the world, a male and a female Athlete Representatives and an Interim Secretary General, who does not have voting rights.
The male Athlete Representative is Richard Torrez Jr who won the super-heavyweight silver medal for the USA at Tokyo 2020. A female Athlete Representative will be appointed imminently.
At present, the Interim Executive Board is comprised of:
- Matthew Holt, Chief Executive Officer, GB Boxing
- Tyson Lee, President, USA Boxing
- Karin Mattsson, Board Member, Swedish Boxing Federation
- Michael Mueller, Secretary General, German Boxing Association
- Karina Picson, Boxing Competition Official, the Philippines
- Lauren Price, Athlete Representative
- Richard Torrez Jr, Athlete Representative
- Keith Walker, Chair, Boxing New Zealand
- Boris van der Vorst, President, Dutch Boxing Federation
- Simon Toulson, Interim Secretary General (without voting rights)
- Dinah Glykidis, Chief Executive, Boxing Australia
- Marketa Haindlova, founder and Principal of an international law firm specialising in sport