— Published 6 April 2021

A gesture of one million Swiss francs

Generous, the AIBA. The world boxing body announces that it has made an exceptional gesture, motivated by equally important circumstances: the cancellation of hosting fees for the women’s and youth world championships. The event is scheduled to take place April 10-24, 2021 in Kielce, Poland. Due to the health crisis, the AIBA board of directors has decided to give up asking the Polish organisers to pay the sum of 500 000 Swiss francs (450 000 euros) for hosting the World Youth Championships. As a bonus, AIBA will provide the Polish Boxing Federation with a grant of 500 000 Swiss francs to help cover additional costs related to sanitary conditions. In addition, AIBA has awarded the city of Tashkent, Uzbekistan, the organisation of the men’s world championships in 2023. The announcement was made by the president of the body, the Russian Umar Kremlev, at the opportunity to visit Uzbekistan.