AIBA Officials give a passing grade for Barbados’ infrastructure to accommodate Women’s World Boxing Championships

Bajans did not know it, but Technical Delegate Yue Yan and Sports Director Olaf Veltman from the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) visited a number of hotels and facilities in the country to verify we can handle the flood for when the Women’s World Boxing Championships happen in September… Luckily, we met the requirements with regards to hosting.

L to R - Technical Delegate Yue Yan & Sports Director Olaf Veltman, both held talks with Sports Minister Stephen Lashley to fine-tune arrangements for the Women's World Boxing Championships

L to R - Technical Delegate Yue Yan & Sports Director Olaf Veltman, both held talks with Sports Minister Stephen Lashley to fine-tune arrangements for the Women's World Boxing Championships

When we spoke to Director Veltman, he gave an idea of the logistics involved and why such an inspection was required {CLICK ON FOLLOWING LINK FOR FULL AUDIO};-

Approximately 600 people from over 70 countries with both pugilistic and non-boxing stature will be here in Barbados as of the end of this month

The AIBA Official says apart from Katie Taylor there are literally a fair amount of heavy hitters contending in various weight categories {CLICK ON FOLLOWING LINK FOR FULL AUDIO};-

Kazakhstan, India, USA & Ireland along with China and Russia are the main contenders likely to have a fighter situated for every weight category from 90 to 190 lbs – better known as flyweight, bantamweight, lightweight, heavyweight & Ultra Heavyweight.

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