IBA President came to Palestine with an official visit to hold meetings with sports officials of the country and to meet the national boxing team.
Together with NOC President Jibril Mahmoud Muhammad Rajoub and President of the Palestinian Boxing Federation Mohammad Al-Salhout, Umar Kremlev visited a few boxing gyms.
The parties also agreed that the government of Palestine will allocate a place for the construction of a future boxing center.
As a good tradition, boxing equipment was gifted by IBA President to young athletes.
‘Palestine has good potential and capacity for the development of boxing. After talking to young athletes, I see that there are many young people who could become stars in the ring in the future. We have to create conditions for them, including more places for training and competitions. This should be the main priority on the way to raising new champions,’ Kremlev said.
IN OTHER NEWS: Tahmir Smalls capped off a successful maiden voyage for R&B Promotions as he stopped Joel Guevara in the opening round of their scheduled six-round bout aboard the Battleship New Jersey in Camden.
The fight capped off a eight-bout card in front of a capacity crowd on the famed ship.
Smalls, 23 years-old of Philadelphia, dropped Guevara four-times en-route the dominating victory to raise his record to 9-0 with six knockouts.
Guevara of Charleston, West Virginia falls to 4-8-1.
Danny Murray dropped Michael Gibbons in round four on his way to a six-round unanimous decision over Michael Gibbons in a junior welterweight fight.
Scores were 59-54 across the board for Murray of Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey, who is now evened up at 6-6. Gibbons of Atlanta, Georgia is 0-1-1.
Elezer Olmeda won a four-round split decision over previously undefeated Aaron Newmones in a welterweight bout,
Olemda of Camden, New Jersey won two cards by 40-36 and 39-37 tallies, while Newmones took a card by a 39-37 score.
Olmeda is 2-2. Newmones of Atlantic City, New Jersey is 1-1.
Timothy Tyler stopped Davon Hall at the end of round three of their scheduled four-round super middleweight bout.
Tyler of Philadelphia is 1-3 with one knockout. Hall of Wilmington, Delaware is 0-4.
Tyrone Arzeno stopped Eder Clervoix at the end of round two of their four-round featherweight contest.
Arzeno of Philadelphia is 1-1. Clervoix of Montreal, Quebec, Canada is 1-2.
Anthony Dill stopped Ramese Brown at the end of round three of their junior middleweight fight.
Dill of Hatboro, PA was making his professional boxing debut (Has MMA and Kickboxing) experience. Brown of Bellmawr, New Jersey was also making his pro debut.
Tunde Fatiregun took a four-round split decision from Greg Hackett in a cruiserweight bout.
Fatiregun of Queens, New York took cards by 40-36 and 39-37 scores. Hackett took a card by 39-37.
Fatiregun is 1-2. Hackett of Philadelphia is 3-21-1.
Drew Aguilar dropped Carlos Nunez in the opening 20 seconds of their lightweight bout, and that proved to be the difference in Aguilar’s four-round unanimous decision.
Scores were 39-36 and 38-37 twice for Aguilar of Cherry Hill, New Jersey who is now 2-0. Nunez of Westchester, New York is 0-1-1.