Secretary General of the Russian Boxing Federation, First Vice-President of the European Boxing Confederation (EUBC) and Member of the AIBA Executive Committee.
Make AIBA great
On December 12-13, 2020, the AIBA Ordinary Congress will be held for the first time on a virtual platform. This historical Congress will be an important step forward for our organisation. Members will be discussing the further development of AIBA and a new President will be elected to conduct reforms and guide AIBA on the right track.
Amidst global uncertainty, the World Boxing community needs to unite more than ever in the face of new challenges during these difficult times. I am convinced that a renewed and strong AIBA should be the catalyst for such unity, and our first priority should be to reinforce the organization's position in the international sports arena. I am confident that together we will do our best to boost the prestige of AIBA, to improve the organization’s efficiency and transparancy and to resume active cooperation with the World Boxing community.
To propose my candidacy for the position of AIBA President, and I declare with full responsibility that I am ready to build a well-functioning system of interaction within the organization in order to make it better and stronger.
a vision oriented for the benefits of our boxers, our coaches, referees and judges, officials, medical staff and all the boxing stakeholders, effectively bringing important reforms to the organisation at all levels:
Reforming the selection our national teams
Reviewing the scouting system
Reviewing and improving our existing competitions
Bringing boxing to another level of entertainment
A new business approach aiming to attract new partners (sponsors, media)
A new culture to popularize boxing in our country as well as bringing boxing to schools
Taking care of boxing veterans and champions of the past years
I was elected to the AIBA Executive Committee, in accordance with the will of the world boxing community’s representatives
Together, we marked the beginning of a global understanding of the way that AIBA should develop, outlining the main directions for subsequent work. On November 21, 2019, by the decision of the AIBA Executive Committee, I headed the AIBA Marketing Commission.
Under my leadership, the Marketing Commission successfully conducted a number of international events, such as continental forums for the National Federations of America, Oceania and Asia to restore communication among members. Continental forums in Africa and Europe will be organised after the end of the pandemic. In the future, we are planning to carry out even larger-scale marketing activities and attract new sponsors to AIBA.
Communication among members is crucial in AIBA. The development of our organisation should be done for and with our members.
Kremlev was born on November 1st, 1982. His passion for boxing became evident early on when he started training in the city of Serpukhov, near Moscow, together with other prospects. He then graduated from Moscow State Academy of Public Utilities and Construction and until July 2017 ran Patriot Boxing Promotions, working closely with leading professional boxers such as Roy Jones Jr., Fedor Chudinov, Dmitry Chudinov and Mikhail Aloyan.
Umar Kremlev has made it his mission to develop boxing not only in Russia, but around the globe. Throughout his leadership of the Russian Boxing Federation, he participated actively in the organization of various international boxing tournaments, including the 2019 AIBA Men’s and Women’s World Championships, which were hosted by the cities of Ekaterinburg and Ulan-Ude in Russia.
In the summer of 2017, Russia held its Boxing Day for the first time, an initiative spearheaded by Kremlev. On February 8th, 2019, following a decision by the AIBA Executive Committee, Boxing Day was declared an international holiday and is now celebrated across all continents.
Kremlev also launched the Global Boxing Forum, which was first convened in early February 2018 in Sochi, Russia. It soon became a platform for an open dialogue between representatives of the world boxing community from more than 130 countries as well as heads of leading boxing organizations, athletes, Olympic champions, world champions and promoters.
At AIBA Extraordinary Executive Committee Meeting on November 21st, 2019, Umar Kremlev was nominated as Chairman of the AIBA Marketing Commission, whose main objectives are to attract new sponsors and to organize major events. One of the Commission’s key activities is running AIBA Continental Forums, which were successfully organized across the Americas, Oceania and Asia in 2020. The Forums created a unique opportunity to discuss the reforms adopted by AIBA and further development of National Federations in these three continents.
Given Umar Kremlev’s passion for boxing and proven track record, he is highly qualified to serve as President of AIBA. His personal and professional qualities as well as the accumulated experience of leading a boxing organization and successfully implementing several innovative projects provide Kremlev with the credentials to lead AIBA into a prosperous future.
Implement Finance Reform by completely clearing AIBA's debts and attracting additional funding through AIBA’s commercial activities for the development of National Federations.
update boxing regulatory framework, including guidelines for hosting an AIBA event
run diverse AIBA tournaments and make them more inclusive by engaging boxers from different regions and
introduce a clear AIBA anti-doping policy.
Renewing courses for technical officials, referees and judges (R&Js hereinafter), coaches, cutmen and ringside doctors.
building and developing Boxing Academies on all the continents
setting up and maintaining websites and social media accounts of NFs and
forming Veterans Council, Champions Council and Coaches Council to give the chance to boxing officials, R&Js, coaches and boxers to share their valuable experience with the boxing community. AIBA is their home and they are the ones who have to manage it.
Create an efficient governance system based on transparency and integrity
continue appointing and ensuring a proper functioning of AIBA Commissions and
convene Boxing Forums annually to establish two-way communication between AIBA and its members.
He demonstrated that key principles of his work are exclusively built on transparency and honesty, where interest of athletes and coaches are the prerogative.
Umar Kremlev has made a great contribution to boxing reform with his ideas, skills andactivities so far. He has not been for a long period in AIBA, only 2-3 years, but with his work, he has already done a lot for boxing.
UWe believe that under the leadership of Mr.Kremlev, the International Boxing Association will be able to get out of the crisis and overcome all the difficulties in recognizing boxing as a true Olympic sport and make an invaluable contribution to the development of boxing in the world.
He is the person who really loves boxing, knows and understands this sport and its problems, and he is also respected among the representatives of National Federations.
In Umar Kremlev we see a person who knows and understands boxing, who clearly sees the current problems that are connected with boxing development and require a comprehensive solution.
We are confident that together with National Federations, athletes and everyone who works for the good of boxing he will become that person who due to his vision and hard work will be able to restore the trust in AIBA of the International Olympic Committee.
We are convinced that Umar Kremlev is a person who understands boxing as well as the needs of the Federations, their athletes and coaches.
He is the right person to implement a transparent development strategy that will restore AIBA's recognition on the part of the International Olympic Committee and regain the trust of the great Amateur Boxing family worldwide.
We need a proactive and diligent leader with clear objectives and the capacity to promote sportsmanship and whose priority is the well-being of athletes and the support of National Federations.
That is why I consider that the person who displays all these qualities necessary to lead AIBA is Mr. Umar Kremlev.
The assumptions and directions of the required repair work specified in the letter sent by Mr.Kremlev correspond to our vision of changes in the field of improving the situation of boxing in the world.
Solomon Islands has its recognition for Umar Kremlev for the Presidency and wishes to favor its support to the leadership and prospects of his commitments and his qualities.
With regard to the upcoming elections of the President of AIBA at the December Congress, each NF should orient itself and support the project that seems most suited to the current situation. From our part, we note that the Manifesto presented by Umar Kremlev is moving in the right direction. We remember that at the very beginning of the acute crisis that AIBA has been going through for 2 years, Umar Kremlev was the first one to propose solutions to get our Association out. This demonstrates his commitment to save AIBA; that is why our Federation supports Mr. Kremlev and his project.
We definitely are persuaded, after analysing the whole situation, that Mr. Umar Kremlev would be the best candidate for the next AIBA election. We had the opportunity to interact with him during a certain time and noticed that not only Mr. Umar Kremlev is someone who listens, but he has also proven a great sense of organisation.
I am convinced that Umar Nazarovich Kremlev is the leader who can really lead the development of our favorite sport, who really loves boxing and is dedicated to his work.
Umar's track record as an administrator, innovator and builder is what AIBA needs to reform the organization, satisfy IOC requirements, and prepare our readmission to the IOC.