Russia’s Umar Kremlev Re-Elected IBA President

Umar Kremlev has been re-elected as International Boxing Association (IBA) President by acclamation, having been the only candidate deemed eligible to stand.

The Russian wins a full four-year term at the helm of the embattled IBA, which has had its Olympic recognition suspended since 2019.

The Dutch Boris van der Vorst had been seeking to challenge the incumbent, but was on Thursday (May 12) deemed ineligible by the Boxing Independent Integrity Unit Interim Nomination Unit, accused of campaigning outside the electoral period.

On day two of the IBA Extraordinary Congress today in Istanbul, the new Board of Directors has been elected.

The Board consists of 18 Directors, including the President, 5 Confederations Presidents, 2 representatives of the Athletes Committee, and 10 Independent Directors.

The following Independent Directors were elected:

Elise Seignolle USA 106 votes
Pearl Dlamini Eswatini 88 votes
Belhaj Abdeljaouad Morocco 82 votes
Kristy Harris Australia 84 votes
Zsuzsanna Toth Hungary 71 votes
Marta Forcen Celaya Spain 63 votes
Volodymyr Prodyvus Ukraine 76 votes
Yousuf Al-Kazim Qatar 71 votes
Jinquiang Zhou China 69 votes
Dian Gomez Sri Lanka 69 votes

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