C K Wu was today officially re-elected as the President of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) for a third four-year term here today and vowed to continue his radical overhaul of the sport.
The 68-year-old Taiwanese was first elected in 2006 to replace the controversial Anwar Chowdhry, the Pakistani widely accused of corruption during his 20 years as President.
Wu's main aim during his new four-year mandate will be to help try to establish the AIBA Pro Boxing (APB), which is designed to give the governing body control over professional boxing.
"The past eight years reforms and changes have been recognised by the delegates," Wu told insidethegames following his re-election which was done without a vote as he was the only candidate.
"This has given me added strength to continue changing boxing and develop it throughout the world."
Wu set out a list of priorities for his new mandate which included ensuring more women were appointed to leadership positions in boxing and establishing a "boxer centred" organisation by opening the doors for boxers to take up leadership positions.
He also promised to to expand the World Series of Boxing (WSB) competition and the APB, while at the same time increasing their commercial value and investing the revenues from elite competitions into developing future generations of boxers by targeting funds towards the grassroots.
At the close of Congress, delegates unanimously adopted "The Jeju Declaration", endorsing the initiatives taken by AIBA to fulfil its mission to govern the sport in all of its forms, including professional boxing.
This included Wu's determination to avoid using the word "amateur", as well as avoiding being perceived as a "combat and martial arts" sport and instead protecting boxing's ancient heritage as the "noble art".
"This is a very touching moment." Wu told delegates.
"You have all expressed your support for my candidature.
"With the confidence and trust you have given me, I can carry out the promises I made to you.
"And you know that I always keep my promises.
"Eight years ago, I promised I would carry out reforms and I have done so.
"For the next four years there is still a lot of work ahead of us.
"We have laid the foundations, but speaking as an architect, we need to add more layers to create a solid and enduring structure.
"I am very much looking forward to seeing the final outcome of these initiatives over the coming four years.
"I declare that 'impossible is not our word' until we have taken boxing back to its golden age."
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