In the midst of the APB/WSB Olympic Qualification Tournament, AIBA and the Venezuelan Boxing Federation organised a donation of essential training equipment to local boxing clubs under the HeadsUp initiative.

Accompanied by their coaches, dozens of young boys and girls attended the event in the presence of AIBA President Dr Ching-Kuo Wu, Venezuelan Boxing Federation President Mr Fran Lopez, national boxing team member Yoel Finol and several local authorities.

Gloves, tee-shirts, shorts and headguards provided by Top Ten were all given to members of the Hugo Chavez and Montesano boxing clubs in Vargas, before the kids went through their boxing exercises.

The AIBA President outlined the importance of supporting the development of boxing among the younger generation and giving them the right conditions to practice their favorite sport.

Mr Lopez added that the HeadsUp project endorsed by his federation will help to ensure a brighter future for boxing in Venezuela. The HeadsUp initiative was launched by AIBA in 2015 to help develop and sustain careers from grassroots to elite-level competition.