Worldwide Boxing Affiliation appoints former Olympic champion Istvan Kovacs as secretary common

Worldwide Boxing Affiliation appoints former Olympic champion Istvan Kovacs as secretary common

Istvan Kovacs, who hails from Hungary, was the bantamweight Olympic champion within the 1996 Atlanta Video games.

International Boxing Association appoints former Olympic champion Istvan Kovacs as secretary general

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New Delhi: The Worldwide Boxing Affiliation (AIBA) has appointed two-time world champion and Olympic gold-winning former boxer Istvan Kovacs as its Secretary Common.

The choice was taken by the AIBA Board of Administrators on Monday throughout a gathering by way of video convention.

“The destiny of our group must be determined and might be determined by the boxers themselves…they realize it from the within and perceive the wants for our sport higher than any managers,” stated AIBA President Umar Kremlev.

“…I’m happy to announce that the Board of Administrators members have permitted Istvan Kovacs as AIBA Secretary Common. I’m constructive that as Secretary Common he’ll be capable of carry AIBA to a basically new effectivity degree and transparency of administration,” he added.

The 50-year-old Kovacs hails from Hungary and was the bantamweight Olympic champion within the 1996 Atlanta Video games. He completed his novice profession with an outstanding file of 282 wins towards 14 losses.

His novice world titles got here within the 1991 and 1997 editions.

After turning skilled, he held the WBO featherweight world title in 2001 and ended his stint within the circuit with 22 wins towards only a solitary loss.

“I’m very grateful for the boldness positioned in me by the AIBA Board of Administrators. It’s a nice honor and on the identical time a terrific duty to turn out to be the Secretary Common of the Worldwide Boxing Affiliation…,” he stated in a press release issued by AIBA.

“I see that the brand new AIBA management is on target and is dedicated to working with full dedication to help and reinforce this course of constructive change.

“I’m positive that collectively we can perform all the required reforms and convey AIBA to a basically new degree,” he added.

Kovacs will take over later this week.

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