Ching-Kuo Wu elected AIBA President for third term
Incumbent Dr Ching-Kuo Wu was on Friday re-elected the International Boxing Association (AIBA) President for a third consecutive term.
Jeju: Incumbent Dr Ching-Kuo Wu was on Friday re-elected the International Boxing Association (AIBA) President for a third consecutive term.
Dr Wu, an International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board member, was elected unopposed by delegates from the AIBA Congress which ended here today.
Speaking after his re-election, Dr Wu said: "This is a very touching moment. You have all expressed your support for my candidature. With the confidence and trust you have given me, I can carry out the promises I made to you. And you know that I always keep my promises.
"Eight years ago, I promised I would carry out reforms and I have done so. For the next four years there is still a lot of work ahead of us. We have laid the foundations, but speaking as an architect, we need to add more layers to create a solid and enduring structure.
"I am very much looking forward to seeing the final outcome of these initiatives over the coming four years. I declare that 'impossible is not our word' until we have taken boxing back to its Golden Age," he added.
Dr. Wu also outlined his key priorities for the coming four years, which included ensuring that more women were appointed to leadership positions in boxing.
He also promised "establishing a boxer centered organisation by opening the doors for boxers to take up leadership positions."
He also listed "continuing to expand the World Series of Boxing (WSB) competition and the AIBA Pro-Boxing competition (APB), while at the same time increasing their commercial value" as one of his priorities.
At the close of Congress, delegates unanimously adopted 'The Jeju Declaration', endorsing the initiatives taken by AIBA to fulfil its mission to govern the sport of boxing in all of its forms.
"The Jeju Declaration included resolutions to support, among others, "prevention and sanctions for any instances of corruption, matching fixing, gambling and violence inside or outside the ring."