World Boxing to increase representation on its Executive Board and establish new Committees to oversee both Sport and Commercial Development
World Boxing will add two new members to its Interim Executive Board (IEB) and establish both a Technical Sport Committee and a Marketing and Commercial Development Committee, following its most recent board meeting on 15 June 2023.
Thirteen men and women from 11 countries have been invited to join the Technical Sport Committee which includes referees and judges, technical officials, coaches, administrators and people with competition management experience. Eight members have confirmed they will join the Committee and five others have been invited. The first meeting will be at the start of July.
The Marketing and Commercial Development Committee is made-up of four men and women with expertise in marketing and branding, sponsorship, sports administration and business development. The quartet will hold their first meeting in July.
In addition to the creation of the new Committees, it was agreed that two new places will be made available on the IEB of World Boxing. National Federations have been asked to nominate candidates and the two new members will be announced in July 2023.
The meeting on 15 June 2023 reported that World Boxing is currently processing a series of membership applications from National Federations and has experienced a significant increase in enquiries following the recent announcement by the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to recommend it withdraws recognition of the International Boxing Association (IBA).
Representatives of World Boxing will also be attending the forthcoming European Games in Krakow, 21 June – 3 July 2023, where they will host a series of fringe meetings with National Federations that have expressed an interest in becoming a member of World Boxing.