AIBA: Amateur boxing elects new head as game’s Olympic future taken into consideration
Amateur boxing’s governing frame has elected a brand new period in-between president because it waits to find out the sport’s Olympic destiny.
Moroccan Mohamed Moustahsane was chosen to head the International Boxing Association (AIBA) after Gafur Rahimov stepped down.
Uzbek Rahimov quit “pending resolution of some political troubles”, AIBA said.
The International Olympic Committee has “frozen the planning” for boxing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
It is accomplishing an inquiry into AIBA’s “governance, ethics and monetary management” and this week stated its govt board would no longer recall the record until it next meets on 22 May.
Boxing’s Olympic danger is ‘unheard of’
Rahimov’s position became one of the IOC’s key worries, with the businessman formerly described via the United States Treasury Department as a “key member and accomplice of a transnationally organized crook network”. He denies any hyperlinks with crook enterprises.
AIBA has criticized the IOC’s decision to wait till overdue May to file returned, pronouncing it has left the sport’s involvement at subsequent year’s Games “in limbo”.
“Boxers from around the sector who’ve been training for years in the direction of their Olympic goals continue to be left in the darkish approximately where, whilst and how they can qualify for the Tokyo Olympic Games,” it said.
However, the IOC has insisted it’s going to make “all efforts” to ensure boxing capabilities at subsequent summer season’s Games.
There’s a small condominium on 137th Street in Hamilton Heights that consists of one of the maximum unusual videotape collections in New York. The dusty VHS archive fills a sizeable library that consists of the analog records of a game: 8,000 cassettes with recordings of over fifty-five,000 boxing matches that span 40 years.
It became the life’s work of Bela Szilagyi, a classical pianist and passionate fight fanatic, who began the gathering in 1979 while he taped a featherweight title match on a Quasar videocassette recorder. Mr. Szilagyi died in 2012 at seventy-eight years antique and his wife, a soft-spoken piano trainer, have become the gathering’s archivist.
On a current Sunday night, Elizabeth Szilagyi, seventy-six, started out her ritual inside the dwelling room. She poured herself a tumbler of crimson wine, placed on her studying glasses, and sat in the front of her TV with a notepad in hand to document welterweight combat on the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. She ate a salad whilst taking notes about them in shape for the information card that receives filed within the archive. The bell rang and the boxers marched towards every other.
“The fights are becoming dull now,” she stated. “Everything is smooth and managed.”
The opponents traded blows.
“Pacquiao got here back recently, but he’s past his high,” she stated. “I constantly preferred De La Hoya. He seemed harmless, but he knew what he turned into doing.”
One fighter was given stung at the jaw with an uppercut. Ms. Szilagyi jotted down the element in her notepad.