Gafur Rahimov elected as AIBA President

Gafur Rahimov elected as AIBA President

Moscow, Nov 04, 2018: AIBA pleases to announce that Gafur Rahimov has elected as the new President of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) following elections held at the 2018 AIBA Congress in Moscow.

After providing the AIBA voting delegates with a compassion speech, which addressed AIBA’s organizational and Olympic future, the voting members chose Gafur Rahimov by a convincing majority.

Rahimov received 86 votes, over the opponent for the position, Serik Konakbayev.

“Today has been a great day for AIBA and it represents an important step forward for boxing.

I honor to elect as the President of AIBA, and I want to thank the AIBA family for their trust and for allowing me to continue leading this great organization.

Together with my new AIBA Executive Committee members, the AIBA staff and the national federations, we will be able to continue on the progress made in bringing boxing into a new era”, said the new AIBA President following his election.

Following the election of the new president, the national federations voted for the new Confederation presidents and the Executive Committee members. The full list of newly elected members can be found here. —- AIBA

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