(JAN 9) WBAN has received a
press release on former and retired IFBA World champion Kim
Messer. They stated the following.
The IFBA is thrilled to officially name Kim Messer as Director
of Boxing Operations. The former IFBA champion will deal with
business development, boxer relations and international
As part of the newly created
role, Messer will be IFBA’s contact for promoters and boxing
managers regarding title fights and will serve as a liaison to
facilitate matchmaking of title fights.
Messer first fought in an IFBA sanctioned bout in 2000. When her
fighting career ended, she stayed in boxing, managing and
training fighters and at one point, running her own gym.
“Kim’s experience with every
level of boxing, inside and out of the ring, makes her the
perfect fit for this position. Other fighters hold her in the
highest regard and she has earned the respect of the entire
industry,” said IFBA President Judy Kulis.
“I bring a boxer’s perspective to the IFBA. My job is to mediate
the best possible relations between managers, promoters and the
IFBA, and be part of the complex work of sanctioning and
promoting high quality female fights,” said Messer. “The 2012
Olympics will put a worldwide spotlight on women’s boxing,
giving the IFBA the perfect opportunity to more aggressively
promote female fighters. This is the perfect time to support
competitors, develop fans and givFBA everyone an opportunity to
fulfill their career and passion.”
Messer will represent the IFBA both domestically and
internationally. She will report directly to Kulis.
To contact Kim, email@example.com