BSA’s Jack lands IBO role
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