By Tom Degun

JohnJoeNevin v Luke CampbellMay 14 - The International Boxing Association (AIBA) has confirmed its involvement in the inaugural European Games in Baku in 2015 after its Executive Committee unanimously accepted an invitation to take part in the competition.

The decision was made at the AIBA 2013 Extraordinary Executive Committee Meeting in Astana, held during World Series of Boxing (WSB) Team Finals in the Kazakhstan capital.

AIBA President CK Wu confirmed the decision in a letter to European Olympic Committee (EOC) President Patrick Hickey, who like Wu is an International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board member.

"It is my great pleasure to inform you that the AIBA Executive Committee unanimously accepted the request of the European Olympic Committee to include the sport of boxing in the European Games Baku 2015 at its 2013 Extraordinary Executive Committee Meeting held in Astana," Wu said in his letter to Hickey.

"We are pleased to have an opportunity to work with the EOC for this prestigious event.

AIBA letterCK Wu confirmed boxing will appear at the Baku 2015 European Games in a letter to Patrick Hickey

"The European Boxing Confederation (EUBC) will be responsible to manage all future coordination with EOC and the Local Organising Committee.

"Once again, on behalf of the International Boxing Association, I would like to convey my sincere appreciation for your kind support and interest in our sport."

EUBC President Franco Falcinelli, who is also an AIBA vice-president, will now take lead responsibility for organising the event alongside Boxing Federation of Azerbaijan President Kamaladdin Heydarov.

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