Morocco: 1st African female boxing championship
The African Boxing Confederation (ABC) has awarded Morocco the organization of the first African female boxing championship in 2012, according to a declaration Monday of the ABC.
The choice of Morocco was announced after an extraordinary general meeting of the ABC, whose work was completed Sunday night in Casablanca.
"Morocco has a background in women's boxing. For this reason, the ABC has assigned the organization of the African competition," said to the press the Moroccan Minister of Sports, Nawal Al Moutawakil.
The ABC met in Casablanca to adapt its statutes with those of the International Boxing Association (AIBA).
At this meeting, Morocco has asked the AIBA for its support, on the one hand to hold in Casablanca in 2010 an international amateur boxing tournament, and the other to build a training center dedicated to Moroccan and foreign boxers as well as coaches.
"We have requested support to establish this center on the image of those which already exist in Tunisia and Zambia, and to organize the 1st Boxing tournament “Mohammed VI” in Casablanca," said the president of the Royal Moroccan boxing Federation, Jaouad Belhadj.
In Casablanca, AIBA and the ABC have shown interest in the last two Moroccan proposals.
"We will study these suggestions with interest, because Morocco is contributing to the development of the sport in Africa," said for his part, Ching-Kuo Wu President of AIBA.
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