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IBA VS. IOC

IBA President Kremlev Ignores Concerns, Accuses Olympics of “Extortion”

The failure of Umar Kremlev’s leadership of the International Boxing Federation (IBA) is painfully visible to the boxing family, especially with the prospect of the...

Olympics

Boxing on the Brink for Paris 2024

The International Olympic Committee has raised the very real prospect of boxing being excluded from the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, saying the Russian-led International...

Commonwealth Games

Ghanaian Boxer Fails Anti-Doping Test at Birmingham 2022

Ghanaian boxer Shakul Samed has become the first athlete to fail an anti-doping test at Birmingham 2022. The 23-year-old light heavyweight had been due to...
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Gazprom-Sponsored IBA Allows Russians Back into Sport

The International Boxing Association (IBA), run by a Russian and bankrolled by Russian energy firm Gazprom, never seemed comfortable with banning boxers from Russia...

End of the Olympic Road for IBA

So this is how the great Olympic Games tradition ends for the International Boxing Association (IBA). At a controversial Extraordinary Congress held in Yerevan, beset...

Kremlev Tries to Silence Ukraine National Federation as Every Vote Counts in IBA Election

An increasingly desperate Russian incumbent Umar Kremlev is facing an existential election at the International Boxing Association (IBA) on Sunday. He has therefore resorted...

The Times’ ‘Confession’ by Ho Kim Raises Questions for Kremlev’s IBA

The extraordinary confession by long-time hustler Ho Kim to The Times newspaper shines a welcome light on the shady workings of international sporting organisations – with...

IBA Secretary General Kovács Quits Embattled Federation

The International Boxing Association (IBA) is under increased pressure to explain the sudden departure of its secretary general István Kovács. Media reports suggest the reason...

Ghanaian Boxer Fails Anti-Doping Test at Birmingham 2022

Ghanaian boxer Shakul Samed has become the first athlete to fail an anti-doping test at Birmingham 2022. The 23-year-old light heavyweight had been due to...

Indian Boxer Lovlina Borgohain’s Twitter Plea Gets Her Coach Accreditation for CWG

Olympic bronze medallist Lovlina Borgohain made a heartfelt plea on Twitter, calling for the "continuous harassment" of her coaches to end as it was affecting her...

Irish World Champions Not Yet Paid Prize Money by IBA

Ireland’s two world boxing champions Amy Broadhurst and Lisa O’Rourke have not yet received their prize money from the International Boxing Association (IBA), according to independent.ie, even...

IBA Announces Russian Ally Armenia as Venue for Election Re-Run

The embattled International Boxing Association (IBA) has announced Yerevan, Armenia’s capital, as the venue for its next Congress to be held in September. This follows the...

Two Weeks to Go for Birmingham 2022

With 14 days to go for the Commonwealth Games, national teams are in their final preparations, submitting the names of their boxers selected to...

History of Boxing

The Women’s World Boxing Championships Completes 20 Years

With the Women’s World Championships 2022 starting on Sunday in Istanbul, we look back at the history of the biennial boxing competition, held since 2001...

Muhammad Ali Day: The Greatest’s 80th Birthday Celebrated

Muhammad Ali is widely considered the greatest boxer ever. Five years after he died at the age of 74, Ali’s birthday January 17 is celebrated as Muhammad...