— Published 13 September 2023

World Boxing is recruiting again

World Boxing is expanding. The new international boxing body, created last April to compete with the IBA, has announced the arrival of four new federations. They represent Denmark, Mongolia, Panama and French Polynesia. With this new quartet, World Boxing now has 16 members. Mongolia, whose boxers have won seven Olympic medals since the 1988 Seoul Games, is the first Asian federation to join World Boxing. The Boxing Federation of French Polynesia is a new organisation, recently approved by the National Olympic Committee and the political authorities. It has never been affiliated to the IBA. According to Simon Toulson, Secretary General of World Boxing, the list is set to grow in the coming weeks. “We have received letters of intent from a large number of national federations wishing to join World Boxing, he explained in a press release. We are currently processing a significant number of applications.” The first batch of federations to join World Boxing included the United States, New Zealand, Australia, Great Britain, England and the Netherlands. They were joined by federations from Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Germany, Honduras and Sweden.