The message reads, in part:
“Your representative organisation, which brings together over 200 national boxing associations, rightly enjoys immense respect in the international sports community. For many years, it has been successfully promoting boxing, making this spectacular and dynamic sport more accessible to people from all over the world. To excel at boxing, it is not enough to be in good shape; boxing also demands willpower, strength of character, teaches you to respect your opponent, to absorb the punches and succeed.
I am sure that in the course of the congress, you will discuss a whole range of issues concerning the development and prospects of modern boxing, exchange opinions and make suggestions on solving relevant problems on a highly professional and expert level.”