July 19, 2024

Boxers in the Cordillera will also benefit from the planned gradual return to training for boxers around the world as the major world’s promotion are crafting the guidelines.

Last week, the World Boxing Association (WBA) announced its safety protocol for the gradual return to training and boxing events in the midst of the Covid-19, which is another project of the WBA Academy and will serve as a guideline for all those who intend to engage in boxing.

The 19-page document, written by qualified specialists who are members of the medical committee of the pioneer organization, details the guidelines on how to return to boxing safely.

The document explains the phases that fighters must complete before they can engage in the sport again and includes how their training must be, depending on their environments and the internal regulations of their respective countries. 

It also explains all safety measures for the boxers, the technical staff, and all those involved in the sport.

It contains details of all the measures that must be followed to protect the health of the main actors of boxing at press conferences, reading of rules, weigh-in ceremonies, boxing gyms, and during events, with or without an audience.

The WBA will send the protocol to all the promoters and commissions as a contribution in having a safe sport. In addition, it will provide assistance and resolve doubts if necessary.

Those in charge of working on the pro-boxing protocol are Nina Radcliff, graduate of Biomedical Sciences from the University of California; Jorge Ramirez, Physical Education professor from the Institute of Physics, Culture and Sport, Kiev, Ukraine; Joseph Estwanik, orthopedic surgeon and a member of the Carolina Hall of Fame; Shivana Inalsingh, certified in Anatomy and Physiology from the American College of Health Sciences; Karanjeet Singh, a member of the ASBC Medical Commission; and Saul Saucedo, a doctor from the Autonomous University of Mexico. – Press release