MC Mary Kom has been selected as the chairperson of the International Boxing Association’s (AIBA) champions and veterans committee. After the Board of Directors voted for the six-time world champion, AIBA President Umar Kremlev sent the appointment letter to Mary Kom.
In the appointment letter, Kremlev said, “With great pleasure, I inform you that you have been selected to serve as the chairperson of the AIBA Champions and Veteran Committee following the mail vote by the board of directors of AIBA. I am confident with your vast knowledge and experience you will make a valuable contribution to the success of this important committee.”
The London Olympics Bronze medallist took to Twitter to share the news and thanked the AIBA president and the boxing fraternity for the opportunity. She also promised to use her voice for the upliftment of the sport.
Thank you so much @Kremlev_U @AIBA_Boxing President and all boxing family for giving me the new assignment. I will give my best and put my voice for the upliftments of @AIBA_Boxing @BFI_official @Media_SAI pic.twitter.com/jKOSrFHEcO
— Mary Kom OLY (@MangteC) March 3, 2021
The AIBA champions and veterans committee was created last year by the world governing body as part of its reforms. It consists of global boxing veterans and champions that have achieved significant results and are ready to share their experience. The other members of the panel are not known yet.
Mary Kom is currently in Spain to compete in the Boxam International Tournament. She and Amit Panghal are part of 12 Indian boxers who would need just one win to secure a medal at the event after they drew themselves in the quarter-finals. In her opening bout today, Mary Kom is set to fight Giordana Sorrentino of Italy in the 51kg category. This will be her first tournament since she qualified for the Tokyo Olympics last year.