Bakhodir Jalolov is one of 27 nominees to the Athletes Committee ©Getty Images

Uzbekistan's Olympic champion Bakhodir Jalolov is one of 27 candidates on the shortlist for the International Boxing Association's (AIBA) Athletes Committee, which is to be announced after the Women's World Championships in Istanbul in December.

This group will be comprised of 10 people, with the elected chair and vice-chair becoming voting members on the AIBA Board too.

A male and female representative from each of the five continental bodies is to be elected.

All voting will be done by secret ballot and those who are elected will remain in their positions until the 2025 World Championships.

Jalolov won the over-92 kilogram title at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, beating the United States' Richard Torrez unanimously.

He is one of four male boxers looking to represent the Asian Boxing Confederation, facing competition from Kazakhstan's Ablaikhan Zhlissupov, Pakistan's Awais Ali Khan and Shiva Thapa of India.

India's Lovlina Borgohain and North Korean Pang Chol Mih are vying for the female representative spot.

Eswatini's Thabiso Selby Dlamini is set to be elected as the male African representative, joined by female representative Bel Ahbib Oumayma of Morocco.

Brazil's Abner Teixeira is the sole eligible representative from the Americas and is expected to be the male representative.

"One of the tasks of the new members of the Committee will be working with and supporting AIBA's mission to develop and promote the sport of boxing everywhere," said AIBA President Umar Kremlev.

Caitlin Parker is set to be elected as an Oceania representative ©Getty Images
Caitlin Parker is set to be elected as an Oceania representative ©Getty Images

"Considering the challenges we are overcoming at the moment, we truly need people who are ready to fight for a brighter future of our beloved sport and who can fight better than boxers themselves?

"At AIBA, we value everyone’s input in our reforms. 

"In the end, all of our work is on behalf of boxers and those who support them. 

"So it is vital for us to hear what the boxers have to say. 

"I sincerely look forward to meeting the new members of the Athletes Committee and starting working with them."

The Oceania Boxing Confederation is set to be represented by Ato Faogali of Samoa and Australia's Caitlin Parker.

There are 14 candidates for the European Boxing Confederation positions.

On the male shortlist is Sofiane Oumiha of France, Ukraine's Oleksandr Kyzhniak, Uladjislav Smiahlikau of Belarus, Aziz Abbes Mouhiidine of Italy, Spain's Gabriel Escobar Mascunano, Armenian Hovhannes Bachkov and Adam Hamori of Hungary.

Belarus' Yulia Apanasovich, Irma Testa of Italy, Ani Hovsepyan of Armenia, Bulgarian Stanimira Petrova, Ireland's Kellie Harrington, and Turkish pair Busenaz Surmeneli and Buse Naz Cakiroglu are on the female shortlist.