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AIBA Technical and Rules Commission
Uzbekistan hosts AIBA Technical and Rules Commission

17 Nov 2009
The International Boxing Association (AIBA) Technical and Rules Commission meeting successfully concluded its work in Tashkent. The important event was hosted and organised by NOC Uzbekistan and the Uzbekistan Boxing Federation from November 6-10.

The decision of AIBA to hold a meeting of its key commission in Uzbekistan is another confirmation of the reputable status of Uzbekistan as a leading boxing country in the world. The valuable contribution of Uzbekistan in the development of world boxing, as well as international recognition of professionalism and the unique experience of Uzbekistan boxers and boxing experts, empowers Uzbekistan to host and organise such important events.

Moreover, Uzbekistan is represented in the AIBA Technical and Rules Commission: Mukhammadali Karimov, the Secretary General of NOC Uzbekistan, vice president of the Asian Boxing Confederation and Uzbekistan Boxing Federation, is one of the members of AIBA Technical and Rules Commission.

During the meeting, the commission considered various matters related to preparations for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Other important agenda items were the revision of current AIBA Technical and Competition Rules, the development of AIBA world ranking system, weight category changes due to the inclusion of women's boxing in the Olympic Games and the development of a new event approval system. The commission also considered approval of the new technical and competition rules for the World Series of Boxing, founded and functioning under the auspices of AIBA.

Following the conclusion of this meeting, the Technical and Rules Commission will present their recommendations for the approval of the next Executive Committee meeting, to be held from January 28-30, 2010, in Xiamen, China.

“I am impressed with the serious attention directed to the development of sport and of boxing in particular in your country by the government and personally by the President of Uzbekistan”, stressed AIBA President Wu Ching-Kuo.

“Today Uzbekistan is one of the most reputable and respected AIBA members and plays an important role in the development of world boxing. I express gratitude to the authorities of Uzbekistan, as well as NOC of Uzbekistan and Uzbekistan Boxing Federation for valuable contribution in development, improvement and popularization of boxing in your country. I wish boxers of Uzbekistan new achievements and beautiful victories.”
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