Boxer of the Month

Month Photo Name
May 201621888292378_a40352e645_kNicola ADAMS (GBR)

Following her superb performances in the Kazakhstan capital of Astana in May that secured a first ever AIBA World Championship title, Britain’s Nicola Adams is the winner of the latest AIBA Boxer of the Month award. Read more
April 201621888292378_a40352e645_kStanimira PETROVA (BUL)

“I feel so excited that finally I could get the Olympic quota in the AIBA European Olympic Qualification Event in Samsun. My semi-final was the key bout but I was confident in myself and controlled every round. Now I feel I am on the road to Rio but my goal is always the same in all competitions; win my bouts and get the gold, no matter where I box. It is amazing that I was chosen to become AIBA Boxer of the Month, it means a lot to me.” Read more
March 201621888292378_a40352e645_kMandy BUJOLD (CAN)

It is an honour to win the AIBA Boxer of the Month Award. March was a very important month and it’s great that my performance was recognized. I have been working towards this goal for years and to finally make it a reality was very exciting. Being the first Canadian to win this award is an honour, and our team is continuing to improve so I’m sure you will see many Canadian boxers winning this award in the near future.” Read more
January/February 201621888292378_a40352e645_kShakur STEVENSON (USA)

“Winning this award feels really good. It means a lot knowing that I did what I had to do in January and February right before these American Olympic Qualification Event in Argentina, that’s a major confidence boost. Right now, my focus is on qualifying for Rio and doing whatever it takes to get that done because I know it won’t be easy. I plan on not only qualifying but winning this tournament. I have enjoyed the World Series of Boxing a lot more than I had expected to and it is great walking out to the ring to my own music, but the whole experience was great,” Read more
November/ December 201521888292378_a40352e645_kRobson CONCEICAO (BRA)

The first Brazilian to qualify for Rio 2016, Conceição underlined his Olympic potential at the start of December with a comprehensive win at the Rio Test Event in the city’s Riocentro venue. A tight semi-final triumph over Great Britain’s promising Luke McCormack and a final victory over Uzbekistan’s APB Champion Hurshid Tojibaev gave a precious taste of victory that Robson Conceição will be desperately hoping to repeat infant of his adoring home fans in August. Read more
October 2015Mohammed RABII (MAR)

"It was an incredible feeling to win the gold in Doha after a lot of hard work and an intense training schedule, and I am honoured that AIBA have recognised
that effort, too" Read more

"It is amazing to win this award, and I am very happy as I am the first Lithuanian to become Boxer of the Month. Thank you to all my supporters who voted for me.
The Rio 2016 Olympic Games. I must qualify for the Games, and I just want to become the best boxer in the world. Finally, I would like to say a big thank you to my coach Vidas Bruzas, and my sponsors." Read more
July 2015Mark KontreczMark Kontrecz (HUN)

"I think my stamina and motivation are my main virtues. Firstly, I try to find the weak points of my opponent, and following that I think through a tactic which could be an effective one. I like to fight from the closer distance, and to also use counter-attacks if I need to." Read more
May 2015testataipeiIrma TESTA (ITA)

"My style is very technical, and I like to keep at a distance in my bouts. I train three-times every day, but I do not have any special methods, I just do my job. In Taipei, I was very fit and hungry for the gold medal, and my most difficult bout was the quarter-final against Russia’s Anastasia Nesmiyanova, who is not only strong, but has great tactical skills. I respect all of my opponents in the ring, and I hope that my best boxer trophy in Taipei will set a good example to all of the Italian women’s boxers."... Read more
April 2015SELIMOV_AlbertAlbert SELIMOV (AZE)

"I was number one in my weight class in Russia for eight years, but there was a time in 2012 when I felt that I had to change something. I travelled to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games to win the gold medal but my first opponent Vasyl Lomachenko defeated me. I missed the qualification for the London 2012 Olympic Games, and then I decided to change my method and trainings. I tried to learn from my previous losses, and to develop and avoid further mistakes, which was the most important factor of my success to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games."... Read more
February 2015Lu Bin, Light FlyweightBin LU (CHN)

"I had only a few international bouts before I won the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships in Yerevan, Armenia which was my first great success. I am very happy that I have the chance to compete in the APB, as it means for me a new way to check my skills and more opportunity to compete and develop my boxing knowledge."...Read more
March 2015Hrgovich FilipFilip HRGOVIC (CRO)

"I am very happy to hear I was appointed the AIBA Athlete of March, and it is a great honour for me. It feels great to see many people recognizemy efforts in the World Series of Boxing. I really enjoyed my fights in this season of the World Series of Boxing, especially because I won all of my contests, most of them with technical knock outs. There is so much work left but my target in this year is to qualify to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games." ... Read more
June 201560KG - Katie TaylorKatie TAYLOR (IRL)

"My main goal is to defend my Olympic title and I think every competition is getting tougher. Because I am the Champion, my opponents always want to raise their game against me, so I have to continue to improve. I do get hungrier for medals, and it is great to add this European Games gold to my list."... Read more
January 201552kg  Azat Usenaliev UCA ArmandoAzat USENALIEV (KGZ)

"I have been training twelve times per week from Monday until Saturday to be the best boxer in my weight class, and Sunday is my lone rest day when I am with my family in the city of Tokmak. I like using my footwork during fights to launch quick counter-attacks. I am following the instruction of my coach but his is my style and I like it."... Read More