The IBA held multiple training and educational courses at the recent Women's World Boxing Championships ©IBA

The International Boxing Association (IBA) has seen an acceleration to its development programme alongside the Women's World Boxing Championships in New Delhi with the delivery of training and educational courses.

Organised by the governing body's development department, certification courses were held in the Indian capital during the event last month.

They built on four courses that were staged in February at the IBA World Boxing Tour Golden Belt Series in Marrakesh. 

In New Delhi, the IBA cut technicians course was held and saw 25 people take part.

It covered a range of practical exercises and assessments, examining hand-wrapping techniques, corner care and full-cut technician assistance.

It is said to have been well received by national federations and is due to be repeated at the upcoming Men's World Championships, scheduled to take place from May 1 to 14 in Tashkent.

The event in Uzbekistan's capital is also set to have the international technical officials and technical delegates course run in parallel.

IBA development director Chris Roberts, right, claims the programme
IBA development director Chris Roberts, right, claims the programme "will create conditions for success" ©IBA

The course is focused on new technical delegates and is hoped to help the IBA develop individuals who have the skills to support the growth of boxing in the future.

"The rolling continuous professional development programme, working alongside our more experienced technical delegates, will create conditions for success that we are aiming to achieve over the next 24 months," said IBA development director Chris Roberts.

"More broadly, as IBA is an athlete-first International Federation, the IBA development department has a razor-sharp focus on strengthening the global foundations of our great sport, within and outside the field of play, to fuel the growth of boxing worldwide for years to come."