Top Women Boxers and Administrators Gather for Women and Sport Conference in India

Boxing’s top personalities from India and around the world will come together in New Delhi on Friday, 24 March, for the Women and Sport Conference. Organized by the International Boxing Association (IBA), the event will discuss ‘Breaking Down the Barriers to Women’s Participation in Sport.’ The conference will be followed by the finals of the IBA Women’s World Championships held on 25-26 March at the K.D. Jadhav Indoor Hall in New Delhi.

Equal Opportunities and Breaking Barriers for Women in Sports

The conference aims to explore the issues women face in sports and how they can overcome them. The theme of the event is ‘Level Canvas – Equal Opportunities.’ The conference will feature discussions on how sports can create a favorable environment for women coaches, how sport can respond to the physical and mental well-being of athletes, and many other relevant topics. The event is set to feature boxing administrators and representatives, including IBA President Umar Kremlev and Boxing Federation of India President Ajay Singh, as well as Board Members Pearl Dlamini, Dian Gomes, Marta Forcen Celaya, Kristy Harris, Elise Seignolle, and Zsuzsanna Toth.


In addition to the above-mentioned administrators, Chris Roberts OBE, Development Director, IBA, and Lovlina Borgohain, Athletes Committee Chair, IBA, will also attend the conference. Noted journalist Nilanjana Bhowmick, and Prabuddhika Lokuyaddehige, Chairwoman, Women’s Commission, Boxing Association of Sri Lanka, will also be in attendance.

Game-changing Legacy for Women’s Sport and Boxing

The conference is set to leave a game-changing legacy for the development of women’s sport and boxing worldwide. According to IBA President Umar Kremlev, the conference presents an opportunity to build on the momentum of the outstanding IBA Women’s World Championships and explore the potential for growth in women’s boxing across the globe. Kremlev believes that women’s boxing is in excellent health in India and that this conference will further enhance the sport’s growth in the country and worldwide.