The United Arab Emirates Boxing Federation was established in 2002 and is now celebrating its 10th anniversary. President of the United Arab Emirates Boxing Federation Mr. H.H. Sheikh Hamid Bin Khadim Bin Butti Al Hamid has got some big plans for the future to accelerate the development of the sport in the country.
Gofur Rakhimov, President of Asian Boxing Confederation, and Aziz Kozhambetov, Executive Director of the Asian Boxing Confederation, met with the President of UAE Boxing Federation to discuss several topics at their meeting in Abu Dhabi on 14 October. The Asian Boxing Confederation wants to help its affiliated National Federations which are still in the development stage.
The United Arab Emirates made its debut at international level at the 2004 Asian Olympic Qualifiers in Karachi, Pakistan, with their top boxers competing at the Mohamed VI Trophy in Morocco that same year. Boxers from the United Arab Emirates competed at the 2006 Asian Games in neighbouring Doha, Qatar, and have since attended many international competitions.
During 2012, several talented young boxers from the United Arab Emirates competed at the Children of Asia Games in Russia with 16-year-old Mohammad Al-Khoori claiming a bronze medal at Super Heavyweight (91+kg). They have started to build towards the future and are planning to take part even more competitions in order to incrase their boxers' experiences at international level.
The UAE Boxing Federation will host boxing matches between neighbours Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and themselves from 20-24 November in Abu Dhabi as part of their celebration. The competition will be one of the biggest ever boxing events to be held in the country.
They have also confirmed their participation at the 2013 ASBC Youth Continental Championships which will be helding at the Subic Bay, in the Philippines in next March and will be their first challenge in 2013.
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