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Irish Athletic Boxing Association Express Concern About The Sport's Olympic Status.

: 11/09/2018 - 16:52

The Irish Athletic Boxing Association have expressed their concern at the sport's future Olympic status.

They've revealed that they voted for unsuccessful candidate Serik Konakbayev in the AIBA Presidential election last week.

The Kazak lost to Gafur Rakhimov, who picked up 86 of the 134 votes cast.

The International Olympic Committee have previously stated that boxing's continued Olympic status would be in jeopardy due to Rakhimov's connections to organised crime in his native Uzbekistan.

Over the years, boxing has accounted for 16 of the 31 medals won by Ireland at summer Olympics.

 

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