Boxing is currently missing from the program for the Olympic Games in Los Angeles in 2028. The International Olympic Committee has taken over the Olympic competitions from the IBA for both the Games in Tokyo and next year’s in Paris.
The League has a Russian president, Omar Karimlev. Van der Voorst wanted to run against Karmelev in last year’s presidential elections, but due to legal proceedings he did not come to a serious election.
World Boxing will hold a conference in November, where members will elect a president and board of directors, among others. According to World Boxing, the first six members went through a “rigorous application process” and were accepted on that basis. Dozens of other National Societies’ requests are still under consideration.