The WBA has developed its safety protocol for the gradual return to training and boxing events in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. A 19-page document, written by qualified specialists who are members of the WBA Medical Committee, gives guidelines on how to return to boxing activity safely. The document is being distributed to promoters and commissions. According to the WBA, the protocol explains the phases that fighters must complete before they can box again and includes how their training must be depending on their environments and the internal regulations of their countries. It also explains all the relevant safety measures for the boxers, the technical staff and all those involved in the sport. It contains details of all the measures that must be followed in order to protect the health of the main actors of boxing at press conferences, reading of rules, weigh-in ceremonies, boxing gyms and, of course, at events with or without an audience.
Nina Radcliff, graduate of Biomedical Sciences from the University of California; Jorge Ramirez, Physical Education professors from the Institute of Physics, Culture and Sport, Kiev, Ukraine; Joseph Estwanik, Orthopedic Surgeon and member of the Carolina Hall of Fame; Shivana Inalsingh, Certified in Anatomy and Physiology from the American College of Health Sciences; Karanjeet Singh, a member of the ASBC Medical Commission, and Saul Saucedo, a doctor from the Autonomous University of Mexico with extensive experience in sports, were in charge of working for weeks on this pro-boxing protocol.