ASBC President Mr. Anas Alotaiba and the ASBC management send their best wishes to the Iraqi Boxing Federation on their Independence Day

The President of the Asian Boxing Confederation and Vice-President of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) Mr. Anas Alotaiba, furthermore and the whole ASBC management are sending their best wishes to the Iraqi Boxing Federation and the whole Iraqi Boxing Family on their Independence Day.

The national holiday in Iraq is always celebrated on October 3rd which is also known as National Iraqi Day. The Independence Day marks Iraq’s separation and full independence from Great Britain which conquered the area from the Ottoman Empire during World War I. The British declared Iraq’s full independence on 3rd of October in 1932 which began a new era in the Kingdom of Iraq and became the 57th member of the League of Nations.

This day is the establishment of the State of Iraq which is among the first Arabic countries to gain independence. The Iraqi Independence Day is a public holiday and due to the celebrations through the country, the schools, shops and most of the businesses are closed on 3rd of October.

Boxing was born in the area of Iraq around 5,000 years ago and the country joined to the Olympic Games in the modern era in 1960. Since then the Iraqi boxers attended or qualified in the Olympic Games nine-times last time in the Rio de Janeiro edition where Waheed Abderredha Waheed Karaawi (75kg) representing the country.  

The Iraqi Boxing Federation has got long term projects to reach even better results in the upcoming years. Iraq claimed medals in the last edition of the ASBC Asian Schoolboys Boxing Championships in Kuwait City and in the ASBC Asian Youth Boxing Championships in Mongolia last year.

The ASBC management wishes all the best to the Iraqi Boxing Family and great prosperity to achieve their goals in the upcoming international events. Iraq is one of the developing boxing nations in the Asian continent with great traditions and their energetic management is working hard to show their strength in 2021.

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