Equal Opportunity Offered By AIBA At Men’s World Championships
AIBA has been hailed for supporting 18 National Boxing Federations including the first-ever Fair Chance Team during the Men’s World Boxing Championships held in Belgrade, Serbia.
The move was aimed at providing equal opportunity to the participants.
The mega event concluded on November 6. It featured 88 AIBA National Federations and the winner of each of the 13 weight classes benefitted from unprecedented prize money.
The gold medalists were awarded $100,000 each apart from their accolades and belts.
Four medals were earned by the countries that the AIBA had supported. These participants included Georgia’s Sakhi Alakhverdovi, Dominican Republic’s Lasha Guruli Alexy De La Cruz Baez and Trinidad and Tobago’s Paul Nigel. They all won bronze.
La Cruz Baez dedicated his win to AIBA President Umar Kremlev.
“Thanks to him and his help, we managed to win this medal. Without his assistance, it would not have been possible. I dedicate this bronze medal to you, Mr. President,” the bronze medalist said.
The countries that the AIBA lent support to include Cameroon, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Georgia, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Nepal, Nicaragua, Palestine, Puerto Rico, Tanzania, the Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, and Venezuela.