Initially scheduled to take place from 21 April to 1 May 2021 in Moscow, Russia, the 1st edition of the World Arab Boxing Championships, called « Russian Grand Prix », has been postponed. It will be held from 27 July to 10 August.
The first edition of the World Arab Boxing Championships, initially scheduled for 21 April to 1 May 2021 in Moscow, Russia, has been postponed due to the resurgence of Covid-19. This sporting event of a planetary dimension, which mobilises no less than 160 countries, including several from the African continent, some forty sports ministers, parliamentarians and businessmen and nearly 500 boxers and 800 journalists, will finally take place from 27 July to 10 August.
The president of the Federation of African Boxing (FABA), Eric Ella Bekale Richard, confirmed to the various media who should take part in this event. « It is for reasons related to the third wave of Covid-19 that is currently shaking Europe. To avoid a possible spread, the Russian government has thus obtained from the International Federation of Arab Boxing (FIBA) the postponement of the world championships to the aforementioned date, » he said.
The President of FABA Eric Ella Bekale Richard also urged all African athletes to persevere in their preparation, in order to be at the top before this new date of the World Arab Boxing Championships. The African continent will be represented by at least 51 countries affiliated to FABA. Each country will present three boxers, including two men and one woman.