Sunday, 25, February, 2024

Boxers from the GB Boxing squad will not participate in the forthcoming IBA Men’s World Boxing Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 30 April to 14 May 2023.

The decision reflects on-going concerns about the future of boxing’s place on the Olympic programme and the recent decision by IBA to allows teams of boxers from Russia and Belarus to compete under their national flags, which contravenes the IOC’s position on the participation of athletes from these countries*.  This has put further distance between IBA and the Olympic movement in addition to the significant, longstanding issues over sporting integrity, governance, transparency and financial management which the IOC has asked IBA to address to protect boxing’s place on the Olympic programme.

GB Boxing condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine and has solidarity with the people, boxers, coaches and officials of Ukraine.

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