Kazakh steps up to challenge for world boxing presidency

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments NCAA: Red Lions rip Cardinals for 10th win Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The sport faces the real prospect of being knocked out of Tokyo 2020 by the International Olympic Committee.The IOC has been losing patience with boxing since a judging scandal at the 2016 Rio Games when all 36 officials and referees were suspended while allegations of bout-fixing were investigated.The IOC has suspended financial aid to AIBA because of “concerns over a number of key issues, such as governance, ethics and financial management”.An internal power struggle saw Taiwanese president CK Wu ousted and earlier this year Rakhimov was installed as interim president.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Former Olympic silver medalist Serik Konakbayev, from Kazakhstan, plans to challenge the Uzbek incumbent Gafur Rakhimov for the presidency of the International Boxing Federation (AIBA), AFP learned on Friday.The Kazakhstan boxing federation announced Konakbayev’s candidacy in a letter sent to the federations that make up AIBA which has been seen by AFP.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Konakbayev won silver in the light welterweight class in Moscow in 1980, representing the former Soviet Union.“As president of the Asian Boxing Confederation, Serik Konakbayev has established himself as an experienced leader,” said the letter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Konakbayev has been a member of AIBA’s executive committee since 2010 and a vice-president since 2014. He was also a member of the Kazakh parliament for 12 years.The election will take place at the AIBA congress in Moscow on November 2-3. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlelast_img

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