Message from President Ryan O’Shea to the Members of Boxing Canada

Dear Boxing Canada Members,


The Board of Directors of Boxing Canada wishes to inform you of a significant decision that Boxing Canada has reached regarding our membership with the International Boxing Association (IBA). Effective immediately, Boxing Canada will be terminating its membership with IBA to become a member of World Boxing. This decision has been carefully considered and aligns with our commitment to advancing the interests of boxing in Canada and on the international stage.


As we move forward, Boxing Canada is fully committed to lending its unwavering support to World Boxing’s ongoing efforts to attain provisional recognition from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as well as recognition as an International Federation (IF).


We want to emphasize that this decision has been made after meticulous deliberation by the Boxing Canada Board of Directors as well as our member provinces. During an Extraordinary Meeting convened on Tuesday August 1st, 2023 the Board of Directors and the voting membership of Boxing Canada unanimously passed a resolution endorsing the submission of our membership application to World Boxing. This decision underscores our dedication to the growth and development of Boxing in Canada and our commitment to ensuring that Boxing remains an integral part of the Olympic program.


We appreciate your continued support and understanding as we embark on this new chapter for Boxing Canada. We believe that this decision will enable us to better focus our resources and efforts on enhancing the quality and reach of boxing within Canada and the performance of our national team athletes at the international level.


Thank you for being an integral part of Boxing Canada, and we look forward to your continued support as we strive towards excellence.



On behalf of the Board of Directors of Boxing Canada,

Ryan O’Shea

President Boxing Canada


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Posted on: August 11, 2023