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AIBA President Dr Ching-Kuo Wu has welcomed the Mexico Boxing Federation (FEMEBOX) President Mr Ricardo Contreras to the AIBA offices in Lausanne for discussions around the Federation’s strategy for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Cycle. During the visit, Mr Contreras discussed his desire to create a Mexico Boxing Academy and signed the HeadsUp Charter, part of AIBA’s ongoing development campaign to extend boxing’s reach with a focus on grassroots programmes as well as the physical and professional wellbeing of its boxers from novice to elite and beyond.

“Mexico’s great tradition and strong record in world boxing speaks for itself, and it was excellent to hear FEMEBOX latest plans to develop the sport and nourish the country’s next generation of great boxers. There can be no mistaking that our 202 National Federation members need to be putting their strategies for Tokyo 2020 success in place now if they are to make an impact in three years’ time, and AIBA remains true to its continuous commitment to work for the best interest of boxing and support all our affiliated members ,” said AIBA President Dr Ching-Kuo Wu.

Mr Contreras underlined his support for AIBA and its President and praised the global educational programmes taking place under the HeadsUp banner, making clear his wish to build an academy that will develop the future generations of Mexico’s boxing talent in the spirit of the core values shared by AIBA and FEMEBOX.