The International Boxing Association (IBA) has linked with an IOC monitoring team, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), for its Women’s World Boxing Championships 2023.

Its attendance has been named a part of the ‘important compliance assessment process’ of continuous monitoring of the IBA and its ongoing governance reform, practices and activities. 

The upcoming event, held in New Delhi, India, is set to take place 15-26 March and will host over 65 nations and 300 boxers. 

The IBA has asserted that it is confident that the PwC team will see its ‘best practices’ first-hand regarding technical and competitions rules.

The sport’s governing body continued: “The IBA’s commitment to ensuring the utmost integrity in the selection and evaluation processes of all technical officials is paramount and the verification of IBA’s reform efforts on this front will be a much-welcomed step in the important pathway leading to the lifting of the suspension of IBA’s recognition by the IOC ahead of Paris 2024 and with a view boxing’s place in LA 2028.”

The IBA also outlined that its governance reforms do not sit solely regarding technical and competitions rules, as over the last two years reforms have been entrenched in IBA through the ratification of numerous new regulations and policies.

Such have affected the implementing and enforcing IOC Rules and Principles and follow the Governance Reform Group recommendations.

The women’s championship awards medal winners a prize money of $100,000 for gold medallists, $50,000 for silver medallists, and bronze medallists $25,000, with the overall fund standing at $2.4m.

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