AIBA Launches Push For Women’s Boxing At 2012 London Games

The International Boxing Association’s (AIBA) executive committee formally announced plans Monday to develop a detailed proposal to put before the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that women’s boxing should be added to the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games.

According to the Associated Press AIBA president Wu Ching-Kuo, who reportedly has enacted a wide slate of reforms in the last two years to “cleanse a long shady amateur sport”, thinks the sport is likely to be successful in its bid. Wu said, “the level of boxing is very high, very good. Many of our federations have asked us to support women’s boxing in the Olympics. We hope we’ll soon have the women competing there”.

Committee chair Joyce Bowen said, “we have every opportunity to get in there. We’re looking forward to it. The time has been there for a long while. We were just waiting, but we’ve been ready long enough”.