The AIBA World Boxing Academy is getting ready to take on its first guests from across the globe this coming autumn, announced Kazakhstan Boxing Federation vice president Mr. Yuri Tskhai recently to the Kazakh media, whilst also expressing his confidence that the complex will soon become the center of world boxing.
Mr. Tskhai said that he is proud that the Academy, which was put into operation nearly a month ago and to which there is no comparable sporting complex in the world, came to Almaty.
The AIBA World Boxing Academy is a sports-study complex built on over 29,500 square meters of land in an environmentally friendly zone in the picturesque foothills of Trans-Ili Alatau in the Talgarsky district of the Almaty Province. It is the first sports-study complex to possess everything necessary for the organization of quality training processes that meet the most modern preparation requirements of boxers. As well as this, the Academy provides comfortable provisions for relaxation and recovery, making it unparalleled in the sporting world.
Amongst the facilities at the academy is a sporting complex for training and competition equipped with eight Olympic training rings, a 25m swimming pool, a football pitch complying with international standards, running tracks, administrative housing, a hotel and a canteen. Immediately on the base it can accommodate up to 170 athletes.
The agreement between AIBA and the Kazakhstan Boxing Federation regarding the building of the World Boxing Academy was signed in August 2011. Following the signing of the agreement the Academy project was presented at AIBA Executive Committee meeting, and the construction of the complex began in October 2011.
During the AIBA World Boxing Championships in Almaty in October last year, a presentation of the AIBA World Boxing Academy was held for members of the Executive committee, the AIBA governing body and National Federations. Having become familiar with the academy, AIBA President Dr. Ching-Kuo Wu thanked Kazakhstan Boxing Federation president Timur Kulibayev for the hard work carried out by the Federation and added that the academy will become the center of the development of excellence for AIBA boxers around the world.
Possessing modern training bases for the preparation not only of boxers, but for coaches, R&J’s, doctors, sport managers and administrators – this sports complex will be one of the key instruments in the development and promotion of boxing worldwide.