(FEB 16) LAS VEGAS, NV – After
guiding the organization she founded for 19 years, International
Female Boxing Association (IFBA) President Judy Kulis announces
today that she is stepping down from her post.
Kulis, who was able to attract
the biggest names in women’s boxing to fight for IFBA titles,
and who helped grow the sport internationally with dozens of
fights throughout Asia, will turn over leadership of the
organization to Kim Messer-Caminschi effective immediately.
In her new role as Commissioner, Messer-Caminschi will be
directly responsible for day-to-day operations, fight
sanctioning and all business dealings involving the IFBA. She
has been serving as IFBA Director of Boxing Operations since
“With her longtime experience in women’s professional boxing,
including as an IFBA World Champion, to the last 5+ years
working as an IFBA executive, I have seen the multitude of
talents that Kim brings to the role. She has the passion,
experience and tactical approach to lead the IFBA for a new
generation of fighters,” said Kulis.
Messer-Caminschi served a distinguished reign as the IFBA Jr.
Flyweight World Champion before retiring in 2001.
“I'm very excited to take over as IFBA Commissioner. I
understand the challenges women’s boxing faces from both a
fighter and a promoter's point of view and I am certain I can
help grow the sport,” said Messer-Caminschi. “From the
beginning, the IFBA has always supported and believed in the
potential of female boxing. With a renewed dedication and
support from managers, fighters and promoters, a new chapter is
about to begin. I look forward to hearing from all of you who
want to compete under the IFBA banner.”
Photo: New IFBA Commissioner Kim Messer-Caminschi