By Daryl J. Peoples, IBF President
In 2011 the IBF/USBA experienced a positive growth in membership, activity and popularity. As we welcome in this new year we would like to take this opportunity to thank those who helped make this possible.
First and foremost we congratulate all our champions for their accomplishments in 2011 and wish them continued success in 2012. We thank all of the fighters who participated in fights sanctioned by our organization this year with the desire to keep, or obtain our crown. These fighters gave us many exciting fights in 2011, though there were some difficult moments. Yet, we look forward to what they all will bring to all of us in 2012.
We thank the boxing fans for their loyalty and continuous and unwavering support of the game and our organization. Many fans take on a greater responsibility with the sport and seek to directly voice their concerns. Whether the comments are positive or negative, we welcome this form of active participation by the fans as they help guide the boxing community towards the direction the sport needs to progress.
Lastly, we thank all the members of the boxing community, the media, officials, promoters, managers, trainers and all those who helped make 2011 a great year for the IBF/USBA.
We wish you all health, happiness and prosperity in 2012 as we look forward to another exciting year in boxing.