AIBA Move International Boxing Day to August 27

1 min


AIBA has rescheduled the International Boxing Day from July 22 to August 27 to connect the date to pay homage to the first edition of the AIBA World Boxing Championships, which was held in Cuba in 1974. 

The competition was held between August 17 and August 30, 1974, where 11 champions were crowned and the host country topped the medal table. 

International Boxing Day originated in Russia, in 2017, following the initiative of Umar Kremlev in his role as Secretary General of the Russian Boxing Federation. In 2019, AIBA recognized and designated International Boxing Day to be celebrated every year and encouraged the global boxing family, fans, partners and stakeholders to join forces in celebrating.

AIBA has changed the date of International Boxing Day to August 27 to tie in with the first AIBA Championships held in Cuba in 1974 ©Getty Images

“International Boxing Day will be celebrated for the third time worldwide and this year it is a newly established holiday. Not only is the new date dedicated to a very special event in AIBA’s history, it also is more convenient for everyone to celebrate after the summer holidays. This year we expect more countries to join and more people to be involved. I truly believe this day is a great promotion for our sport worldwide,”

AIBA President Mr. Umar Kremlev

AIBA will share further details on plans for International Boxing Day with the global boxing family in the coming weeks, to explain how they can be a part of the major milestone in the annual boxing calendar.


What's Your Reaction?

BRUTAL BRUTAL
137
BRUTAL
WTF WTF
91
WTF
OMG OMG
45
OMG
LIKE LIKE
456
LIKE
LOVE LOVE
411
LOVE
CRY CRY
365
CRY
WOW WOW
228
WOW
QUIZ QUIZ
182
QUIZ

0 Comments

Leave a Reply

Choose A Format
Trivia quiz
Series of questions with right and wrong answers that intends to check knowledge
Poll
Voting to make decisions or determine opinions
Story
Formatted Text with Embeds and Visuals
List
The Classic Internet Listicles
Ranked List
Upvote or downvote to decide the best list item
Meme
Upload your own images to make custom memes
Image
Photo or GIF
X