Boxing

Boxing Academy Great: Baravilala

The academy will provide the most modern training facilities and programme, not only for the development of athletes but also for a wide range of experts, coaches, judges, doctors, sports managers and administrators.
26 Jan 2021 15:02
Boxing Academy Great: Baravilala
International Boxing Association (AIBA) president, Umar Kremlev, (second from right) and Fiji Amateur Boxing Association president, Manasa Baravilala,(right) during the AIBA/Oceania Forum at the InterContinental Golf Resort and Spa ,on February 2020. Photo: AIBA

Fiji Amateur Boxing Association president Manasa Baravilala welcomed the International Boxing Association’s (AIBA) plan to build the Oceania Boxing Academy in Suva.

AIBA president Umar Kremlev told SUNsports via zoom last week of his plans.

Baravilala said this was great news in developing amateur boxing in the region.

“The new AIBA Boxing Academy is a massive honor for Fiji Amateur Boxing Association.

“We requested an academy at the 2020 AIBA Oceania Forum at The InterContinental Resort and Spa, Natadola last year,” he said.

“Firstly the academy will be a specialised Center of Excellence for National Federations in Oceania that are affiliated to AIBA.

“The academy will provide the most modern training facilities and programme, not only for the development of athletes but also for a wide range of experts, coaches, judges, doctors, sports managers and administrators.

“The proposed complex is one of the main foundations for further development and promotion of boxing in Oceania. Classrooms as well as state-of-the-art gyms and boxing halls, equipped and staffed with the most modern equipment are key for future Fijian and Oceania Champions.

“Costly international travel for AIBA training and accreditation will be a thing of the past since AIBA will bring in experts to conduct a myriad of training and accreditation at the Academy,” Baravilala added.

The work on the five boxing centres will start once AIBA hopes to clear its debts six months from now, which is top of its priority ”

 



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