Tournaments like WSB are back, and there are no longer any bans on 15 fights in professional boxing
A press conference dedicated to the tournament was held at the Hilton Hotel.
It was attended by President of the International Boxing Association Umar Kremlyov, President of the Asian Boxing Confederation Anas Alotaiba, Deputy Chairman of the NOC, First Deputy Chairman of the Boxing Federation of Uzbekistan Saken Polatov, members of the national team, media and bloggers.
First of all, Saken Polatov expressed his pleasure to see all the guests in our country and sent his warmest wishes.
“Our president and government are now paying special attention to youth sports. It is an honor for us to host the Asian Championship of this age, which is being held for the first time in the history of our continent. We are happy to give another opportunity to the young talents of our continent to show their talents. We hope that the young stars will take part in the World Cup in Tashkent next year, ”said Saken Polatov.
After that, Umar Kremlyov spoke about the importance of the competition and the changes taking place in the international federation:
"It's very easy to cancel a race now because of a coronavirus or something else," he said. However, it is commendable that the Uzbek side has maintained such an opportunity for young people and organized it at a professional level. This is a direct sign of the high attention paid by the head of state, government and sports officials to a healthy lifestyle. It will be a good rehearsal before next year's World Cup in Tashkent. Tashkent is our focus this year as the capital of Asia and next year as the capital of world boxing.”
During the conference, the head of the IBA said that competitions in the status of "bronze", "silver" and "gold" are being organized for boxers, and other analogues of boxing competitions such as WSB are expected to be launched in the near future. It was also interesting information for many that the ban on the return of athletes who had previously fought 15 times in professional boxing to amateur boxing was completely lifted.