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World Boxing will seek recognition from the IOC so that boxing is in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympic Games

World Boxing will seek recognition from the IOC so that boxing is in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympic Games

To keep boxing on the program at Los Angeles 2028, World Boxing will ask the IOC to replace the AIB, challenged for serious irregularities.

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World Boxing will request recognition to replace the International Boxing Association (AIB), led by Russia, and keep boxing on the program of the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Gamesafter the International Olympic Committee (IOC) withdrew recognition of the AIB in June because it considered that it had not completed the required reforms.

The boxing tournaments of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games are organized by the IOC, but sports director Kit McConnell stated this week that the Executive Committee had stressed that the situation could not continue and that the presence of sport in Los Angeles 2028 It is not confirmed.

World Boxingwhich was created in April last year, elected the former leader of the Dutch federation in November Boris van der Vorst as its first president.

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Boris van der Vorst, first elected president of World Boxing.

Boris van der Vorst, first elected president of World Boxing.

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Boxing must join

“The IOC’s comments send a clear message to national boxing federations: they must unite and immediately support a new international federation if they want boxing to remain on the Olympic programme,” he said in a statement. “World Boxing will seek recognition (from the IOC).”7

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The IOC reported that 188 boxers out of 56 National Olympic Committees They had until now secured their place for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. The final world qualifying tournament will be held in Bangkok from May 25 to June 2, with 51 spots available. World Boxing It currently has 27 national federations, covering all continents involved in Olympic-style boxing, as members, including the United States.

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