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AIBA Paves The Way For English Boxers To Compete

English boxers will be able to compete under their own flag at this year's World Championships after world governing body AIBA lifted its provisional suspension on the Amateur Boxing Association of England.

An AIBA disciplinary commission found that the ABAE "committed and continues to commit significant violations of AIBA statutes" - but elected instead to impose a fine of 5,000 Swiss francs (£3,400) on the national governing body.

The disciplinary commission added that the fine would be waived if the ABAE issues a public statement confirming it had failed to comply with AIBA's statutes and rules, and would adopt the required amendments to its constitution.

The ABAE was provisionally suspended in July for "serious breaches" of AIBA rules, predominantly involving ABAE's refusal to allow boxers who were signed up with AIBA's World Series of Boxing to compete in its domestic competitions, as well as concerns over Sport England's involvement in its governance issues.

AIBA warned ABAE "to keep all governance and operations at arms-length away from Sport England... in order to maintain the necessary autonomy", and threatened any delays in implementing such changes beyond an October 8 deadline would lead to the disciplinary commission reopening its case.

AIBA said in a statement on Thursday: "The ABAE and its boxers are free to compete in AIBA events. However, any issue regarding delays or objections during this reform process may be referred back to the disciplinary commission who may then reopen the matter and issue additional fines and/or sanctions."

The ABAE had no immediate comment to make.

AIBA president Dr Ching-kuo Wu confirmed to Press Association Sport last week that, had the suspension been upheld, England boxers would have been eligible to compete at forthcoming tournaments under the flag of the governing body.

The men's AIBA World Boxing Championships take place in Almaty, Kazakhstan, from October 11 to 27.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 09-05-2013

[QUOTE=dan_cov;13713438]This must of been what I got told but I was half asleep are they dropping the headguards and using 12oz gloves for all divisions above the 69kg cat now?[/QUOTE] AIA is a f'd up group...ni headgear, right, don't know…

Comment by dan_cov on 09-05-2013

This must of been what I got told but I was half asleep are they dropping the headguards and using 12oz gloves for all divisions above the 69kg cat now?

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