Amateur boxing governing body has elected a brand new president as it waits to learn the game’s literary future.
Moroccan Mohamed Moustahsane was chosen to go the International Boxing Association (AIBA) after Gafur Rahimov resigned.
Uzbek Rahimov stopped”pending resolution of several political problems”, AIBA stated.
The International Olympic Committee has”frozen the preparation” for boxing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
It’s running a query into AIBA’s”governance, ethics and financial direction” and also this week said its executive board wouldn’t consider the report before it meets on 22 May.
Rahimov’s position was clearly one of the IOC’s main concerns, with the president previously clarified by the US Treasury Department as a”key member and associate of a transnational organized criminal network”. He denies any links with criminal businesses.
AIBA has criticised the IOC’s decision to hold back until late May to report back, saying it’s abandoned the game’s involvement at the next season’s Games”in limbo”.
“Boxers from all over the globe who have been training for a long time towards their dreams continue to be abandoned in the dark about where, when and how they could qualify to the Tokyo Olympic Games,” it said.
However the IOC has insisted it will make”all efforts” to ensure boxing features during next summer’s Games.