Michael Gallagher has been appointed a 5-star R&J by the International Boxing Association……
THE International Boxing Association (AIBA) yesterday named Ireland’s Michael Gallagher amongst their first ever 5-star team of Referees & Judges (R&Js) following a stringent selection process in Incheon, South Korea.
Tyrone native Gallagher was amongst the seven unveiled and is now qualified to officiate in Elite AIBA Olympic Boxing (AOB), the World Series of Boxing (WSB) and AIBA Professional Boxing (APB), which will be introduced next year.
Gallagher, who will be presented with the AIBA World R&J Award in Armenia in December – the second time he has scooped the prestigious award – said he was honoured to be appointed a 5-star R&J.
“It is a fantastic honour to be a part of this group of elite referees.These are exciting times for AIBA with WSB Season III and the launch of APB next year”, said Gallagher,
AIBA President Dr Chinh-Kuo Wu said: “This is a significant moment in the history of our sport as we appoint the very first AIBA 5-Star Referees & Judges. We truly appreciate their long years of service and dedication to officiating during international Elite AIBA competitions.
“These appointments mean that these R&Js are now full-time AIBA officials and we will be using their skills and knowledge on a regular basis at the very best Elite AOB, APB and WSB competitions, as well as for various trainings and educational programs”.
AIBA 5-Star R&Js
Michael Gallagher (Ireland)
Mik Basi (England)
Rakhymzhan Rysbayev (Kazakhstan)
Mariusz Gorny (Poland)
Vladislav Malyshev (Russia)
Gerardo Poggi (Argentina)
Mrs Kheira Sidi Yakoub (Algeria)
5-star R&J’s will
• officiate in Elite AOB (AIBA Olympic Boxing), APB (AIBA Professional Boxing) and WSB (World Series of Boxing) competitions;
• take part in all AIBA meetings and events related to R&J aspects as a Presenter or Instructor;
• act as an R&J Instructor for any educational program held in AIBA Academies, International, Continental and National R&J Seminar and conduct the examination to certify R&Js at different levels;
• take part in developing the R&J examination, manuals, guidelines, etc.