Sport Resolutions enters agreement with World Boxing to provide independent support services and ensure strong governance and third-party oversight is embedded into workings of new international federation for boxing
LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND, 19 April 2023 – World Boxing has entered into an agreement with the leading independent provider of sport-specific arbitration and mediation services, Sport Resolutions, which will provide a variety of independent support services to the newly established international sports federation.
As part of the arrangement, Sports Resolutions will create a third-party ethics and judicial procedure that is completely separate from World Boxing and will oversee any potential issues and disputes.
By establishing a relationship with Sport Resolutions, World Boxing aims to ensure that the principle of third party oversight and enforceability is embedded into the day-to-day operations of the new organisation which has been set-up to ensure that boxing remains at the heart of the Olympic movement.
Sports Resolutions Chief Executive Richard Harry said: “Sport Resolutions is delighted to be to providing a variety of support services for World Boxing. At the outset, World Boxing was clear that it required world leading processes with independence and integrity at its core, and chose to engage with Sport Resolutions for that reason. We are honoured to add World Boxing to our growing list of international clients and we very much look forward to assisting it on the journey ahead.”
World Boxing’s Interim Secretary General Simon Toulson added: “World Boxing is pleased to partner with Sport Resolutions as one of the premier ethics and arbitration service providers worldwide. We believe that Sport Resolutions will bring the necessary checks and balances to World Boxing activities and operations to guarantee the extremely high governance standards we are accountable to.”
World Boxing has been established by a group of like-minded boxing leaders from a number of National Federations across the world in response to the persistent issues surrounding boxing’s international governing body, whose failure to address the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) longstanding concerns over sporting integrity, governance, transparency and financial management has placed boxing’s future as an Olympic sport in doubt.
World Boxing’s Statutes have been developed following wide-ranging research of best practice in global sporting governance and cover every aspect of World Boxing’s operations including: safeguarding; the health and safety of boxers; refereeing and judging; competition manipulation; election protocols; codes of behaviour and equality and inclusion. World Boxing’s statutes and all its rules and policies are publicly available on its website at www.worldboxing.org/governance.