International Boxing Association (AIBA) president Umar Kremlev on Wednesday met with pugilists participating in the Men’s World Championships here. The meeting became a highlight of the president’s legacy program aimed to give the boxers the opportunity to be heard.
The participants held a training altogether with Kremlev, AIBA secretary general, two-time World champion Istvan Kovacs, World Champion Egor Mekhontsev and AIBA Ambassadors including professional boxing champion Roy Jones Jr, two-time World champion Roberto Cammarelle and German boxer Zeina Nassar.
“Our boxers should have a voice which must be heard because we are here to serve our sport. Were it not for the athletes, boxing would never exist. I call on every boxer: do not hesitate to come and speak with us. We are here for you,” the president said in a statement.
Since Kremlev has become AIBA chief in December 2020, he held many in-person meetings with athletes and coaches in various countries.