The head of the British and Irish Boxing Authority (BIBA) visited the TRNC and met with the President of the TRNC Boxing Federation to sign an agreement permitting the TRNC Boxing Federation to become a member of BIBA. Also present at the meeting was deputy PM and Foreign Minister Kudret Ozersay.
CEO and executive vice-president of BIBA Gianluca Di Caro, signed the protocol with Turkish Cypriot Boxing Federation chief Yildan Zabit.
Zabit said that in future, boxers from the TRNC would be able to compete under their own flag and on behalf of the TRNC. He also noted that BIBA boxing matches were televised on well known channels such as Eurosport.
There are plans to hold a major international boxing tournament in North Cyprus to promote the sport.