— Published 30 October 2023

Two candidates for the presidency of World Boxing

World Boxing has done its sums. With less than a month to go before the first elections, scheduled for the inaugural congress in Frankfurt (Germany) on November 24 and 25, the list of candidates for the various governance positions has now been finalized. There are 27 names from 14 countries. Among them are seven women. And among them, a candidate for the supreme office of president. American Elise Seignolle (photo above, center), a long-standing leader of the USA Boxing Federation and former member of the IBA Board of Directors, has decided to try her luck. She will be up against Boris van der Vorst, former president of the Dutch Boxing Federation (2014-2023) and unsuccessful candidate for the IBA presidency. At stake is the four-year presidency of World Boxing. Nine candidates (three women and six men) are running for the three vice-president positions. Fifteen candidates (10 men and five women) are vying for the remaining four positions on the IBA Executive Board. To date, World Boxing has 27 member national federations on all five continents. Created last April, the new Olympic boxing body hopes to obtain IOC recognition, which was withdrawn from the IBA last June.