JUNE 22 Press Release
The International Boxing Association (AIBA) today announces the launch of a new live boxing channel on YouTube –
The channel will be operated in cooperation with AIBA’s media rights partner, Total Sports Asia (TSA), featuring live streaming of AIBA’s major boxing events..
The 2011 European Boxing Championships, currently underway in the city of Ankara, Turkey, will be instrumental in determining the European boxers who will go forward to the AIBA World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan in September – the first qualification event for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The YouTube channel – www.aibaboxingtv.com – will be featuring the semi-finals and finals of the tournament on June 23rd and 24th, 2011 as its first live stream. Visitors to this YouTube boxing channel can expect selections of free-to-view archive footages and live streaming of international broadcast quality.
AIBA President Dr Ching Kuo Wu welcomed the move into broadcasting on a web-based platform, “As the world governing body for boxing, AIBA’s mission is to govern the sport of boxing in all its forms and to make its events available to the widest possible audience. The possibility for boxing fans to watch our major events live on the Internet is a major step forward for our organization and will offer much better visibility of our sport and our star athletes.”
From 1100 GMT tomorrow, boxing fans will be able to watch the semi-finals of the European Championships live on www.aibaboxingtv.com, featuring world champions Domenico Valentino and Roberto Cammarelle from Italy, as well as emerging talents such as Joe Ward from Ireland.