CuraBox was established January 1977 as CABA (Curaçao Amateur Boxing Association) to promote the practice of boxing in Curacao. November 2014 the statutes and name were changed in “Curacao Boxing Association” (CuraBox).
The current board of this non-profit organization consists of; Edwin Baas (President), Andy Frans (Vice-president), Sem Klein (Treasurer), Erwin Kleiboer (Secretary), J.R. Krishnadath, (Commissioner), Huibertico Balentien (Commissioner). In the photo compilation below also James Beckles from Trinidad & Tobago, a 3 star referee (highest level) of the international boxing association AIBA, and the graduates of the referee course given by him.
At the moment, in 2020, CuraBox has 15 officials (referees, judges, timekeepers, etc.) and there are 18 clubs active in boxing.
Unlike professional boxing (pro-boxing) there is only one world organization for Amateur Boxing, better known as Olympic boxing, and that is AIBA (Association Internationale de Boxe Amateur). under the chairmanship of Edwin Baas, the country of Curacao received membership of the AIBA with CuraBox.
In the photo compilation below Baas in Panama for the AIBA forum of the American confederation (January 2020) with, among others, AIBA interim president Dr Mohamed Moustahsane (Morocco), Executive Committee Member Mr Umar Kremlev (Russia), Remie Burke (Surinaamse Boxbond), Steve Ninvalle (Guyana). And also Baas in St. Lucia (May 2019) @ the ITO (International Technical Official) course led by Angel Villarreal (USA) with particpation of Curacao, St. Lucia, Barbados, Bahamas, Jamaica, Guyana, Dominica, Trinidad & Tobago, Bermuda and Cayman Islands. This program aims to ensure that all officials are knowledgeable about the rules, that they can make the right decisions and maintain fair play and neutrality for the benefit of all competitors.