Lausanne – Switzerland, Oct 01, 2012 – The International Boxing Association (AIBA) is pleased that Glasgow 2014 will be the first Commonwealth Games to have Women’s Boxing included in its sports programme.
The decision was made on Friday 28 September at the Commonwealth Games Federation’s General Assembly in Kampala (Uganda), just a few weeks after women’s boxing made its triumphant debut at the Olympic Games in London.
“I am delighted that the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games have added women’s boxing to its sports programme”, stated Dr Ching-Kuo Wu, AIBA President. “After the resounding success of the London 2012 Olympic Games, where women’s boxing was one of the star attractions, our fans will once again be treated to something truly special.
“This inclusion demonstrates the continued growth in popularity of women’s boxing that I wish to continue promoting even further. Women boxers have reached world-class levels over the last couple of years and the Commonwealth Games will be another opportunity for these athletes to showcase their talents”.
The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will take place from 23 July to 3 August. Women’s Boxing will feature in the three Olympic weight categories: Fly (51kg), Light (60kg) and Middle (75kg). —- AIBA
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