Lausanne, Sept 17, 2014: The Official AIBA Pro Boxing (APB) Draw took place today at the AIBA Boxing Academy in the Talgar region near Almaty in Kazakhstan.
This ceremony was attended by the AIBA President Dr Ching-Kuo Wu, the President of the Kazakhstan Boxing Federation Mr Timur Kulibaev, the Minister of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan Mr Aristanbek Mukhamediuly, the Vice-President of the Kazakhstan Boxing Federation and the AIBA Executive Committee Mr Serik Konakbaev, and other important guests including the APB Boxers who are currently attending the APB Workshop.
Ecuadorian boxing star and APB middleweight Marlo Delgado shared his thoughts on the Official Draw.
“The APB Official Draw was a very impressive and emotional ceremony. Finally I have met all of these incredible boxers. Even if I have the strongest opponent in the group for my first fight, I am still confident that I can win, and this is my objective for now,” said Delgado.
APB’s Pre Ranking phase will be launched on October 24th, and the first inaugural matches will take place in Bulgaria, Italy, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan.
We are delighted to unveil below the exciting match-ups in each category between the eight best boxers in the world.
(*) The name of one boxer in the Light Flyweight category (TBC- To Be Confirmed) will be announced in the nearest feature. —- AIBA