Lausanne, Switzerland, 19 April 2012 – The International Boxing Association is very pleased to announce today its brand new Women’s World Ranking.
In a historic year for Women’s boxing, with the discipline making its debut at the Olympic Games in London, AIBA wanted to further promote the development of the sport by offering a points and performance based ranking system.
This very first edition includes the results at the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships Barbados 2010, the AIBA Youth Women’s World Boxing Championships Antalya 2011, the European Women’s Boxing Championships Rotterdam 2011, the 2012 American Women’s Championships and the 2012 Asian Women’s Championships.
“Launching the AIBA Women’s World Ranking makes me really proud. I have always been convinced that the future of our sport will be led by Women’s participation. Boxing is growing very fast and I cannot wait to witness the first women boxers competing at the London 2012 Olympic Games”, stated Dr Ching-Kuo Wu, AIBA President.
At the upcoming AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships Qinhuangdao 2012, the AIBA Seeding Commission will review all current rankings and approved the seeding immediately after the General Weigh-in and before the Official Draw.