BSA’s Jack lands IBO role

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Boxing SA (BSA) board mem­ber Luthando Jack is hum­bled by his ap­point­ment as the In­ter­na­tional Boxing Or­gan­i­sa­tion (IBO) fight com­mis­sioner for Africa.

The 42-year-old boxing ad­min­is­tra­tor from East Lon­don was this week ap­pointed by the world sanc­tion­ing body to su­per­vise its tour­na­ments on the con­ti­nent.

Luthando says his main task at the global body, whose of­fices are based in New Jersey, US, will be to con­sol­i­date the re­la­tions be­tween BSA and the IBO.

“Land­ing an IBO role is a huge achieve­ment in my ca­reer as an ad­min­is­tra­tor. I hope to ex­e­cute my du­ties with pro­fes­sion­al­ism,” says Jack.

His prin­ci­ple role, he says, is to su­per­vise boxing matches to en­sure they run smoothly in ac­cor­dance with the as­so­ci­a­tion’s rules and reg­u­la­tions.

Jack, who serves in the fi­nance and hu­man re­sources depart­ment at BSA, will travel ex­ten­sively to other coun­tries as part of his du­ties for the or­gan­i­sa­tion.

“The task af­forded to me is also com­ple­men­tary and this will auger well for both sanc­tion­ing en­ti­ties,” he says.

Jack is BSA’s sec­ond board mem­ber, af­ter Peter Ngatane, to serve on the global gov­ern­ing boxing stage. Ngatane is a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the World Boxing Coun­cil and an African Boxing Union board mem­ber.

Jack’s link with the IBO comes a month af­ter for­mer In­ter­na­tional Boxing Fed­er­a­tion ju­nior feath­er­weight king­pin Vuyani “The Beast” Bungu was given the task by IBO to be its spe­cial am­bas­sador for Africa.

“It will be ideal to see more BSA mem­bers and other of­fi­cials serve on dif­fer­ent world sanc­tion­ing bod­ies. This would en­sure smooth re­la­tions be­tween BSA and th­ese bod­ies and ad­vance boxing in­ter­na­tion­ally,” says Jack.

HUM­BLED Luthando Jack

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