Six-time world champion M C Mary Kom has been picked because the chairperson of the Worldwide Boxing Affiliation’s (AIBA) champions and veterans committee, a panel created final 12 months by the world physique as a part of its reforms.
The 37-year-old 2012 Olympic bronze-medallist was named for the place after voting by the AIBA’s board of administrators.
“With nice pleasure I inform you that you’ve been chosen to function the chairperson of the AIBA Champions and Veteran Committee following the mail vote by the board of administrators of AIBA,” AIBA President Umar Kremlev mentioned in a letter to the adorned boxer, who has been a model ambassador of the physique on a number of events.
“I’m assured together with your huge data and expertise you’ll make a helpful contribution to the success of this necessary committee,” he added.
The committee, shaped in December final 12 months, “consists of most revered worldwide boxing veterans and champions who’ve achieved important outcomes and who’re able to share their expertise.”
The opposite members of the panel usually are not but identified.
Mary Kom is at present in Spain to compete within the Boxam Worldwide Match in Castellon and he or she expressed her gratitude for the honour in a tweet.
“Thanks a lot @Kremlev_U @AIBA_Boxing President and all boxing household for giving me the brand new project. I’ll give my finest and put my voice for the upliftments of @AIBA_Boxing @BFI_official @Media_SAI,” she mentioned.
Mary Kom has certified for her second and last Olympics — the Tokyo Video games in July-August this 12 months.