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Mr. Iyasou was elected as the president of the African Boxing Confederation
The presidential election of the African Boxing Confederation was held today at the Assembly Hall of the African Union in Addis Ababa.
As a result, the Ethiopian, Iyasu Sumba, was unanimously elected to lead the African Boxing Confederation for the next 4 years as president.
It is known that the newly elected Ato Iyasu will also serve as the vice president of the International Boxing Association according to the national quota.
In the by-election in which the representatives of 44 countries participated and Ato Joshua was elected as the president, it was stated that their competitors from Cameroon and Morocco were not present.
The new president has announced that during his tenure, he will work to increase the number of international competitions and to make the sport popular in schools.
In addition, they stated that the African Boxing Confederation will work to strengthen the relationship with the International Boxing Association and expand Africa's participation in the Olympics.
It is expected that the office of the African Boxing Confederation will be based in Addis Ababa following the election of Mr. Joshua.
In addition, with 10 million dollars allocated by the International Boxing Association and a license obtained from the Ministry of Culture and Sports, the foundation stone was laid today to build a sports hall related to boxing in Addis Ababa's place known as the Small Stadium.
The special meeting of the African Boxing Confederation, which was previously planned to be held in Durban, South Africa, was able to be held today in Addis Ababa, according to the decision of the board of directors of the confederation.
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