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AIBA President Set To Be Ousted as Internal Rift Continues

Employees of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) were locked out of their offices on Wednesday with president Wu Ching-Kuo set to be ousted from his role, according to an AFP journalist.

Security guards have been blocking access to the AIBA offices in Lausanne.

A notice pinned to the door and signed by an interim executive committee said that a motion of no confidence had been called against Taiwan's Wu.

AIBA, which organises amateur boxing including Olympic competitions, has been struggling with instability and financial difficulties.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, AIBA had said that an extraordinary congress would be held within the next three months.

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"Dear AIBA employees. Please be informed that the AIBA executive committee have passed a motion calling for a vote of no confidence in the current AIBA president, Wu Ching-Kuo," the notice said.

"In addition, motions were passed enabling the establishment of an interim management commitee (IMC) to manage the work of AIBA and AIBA headquarters and the organisation of the extraordinary congress.

"Consequently in this moment of transition it has been decided to close the office for the remainder of this week. The staff are being offered these three days as holidays."

Wu, who has been head of the federation since 2006, is blamed for causing financial irregularities by his opponents, who believe AIBA is on the brink of bankruptcy.

No AIBA officials could be contacted on Wednesday.

IN OTHER NEWS: Former junior boxing prodigy and undefeated professional prospect, undefeated Junior "The Young God" Younan, will be showcased in the "KO Night Boxing: Rumble on the Water 2" co-feature this Saturday (July 29), airing (10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT) on CBS Sports Network, live from The Queen Mary's outdoor venue in Long Beach, California. The Queen Mary will be hosting its first pro boxing show.
 
The 21-year-old Younan (12-0, 9 KOs), fighting out of Brooklyn, takes on former USA California super middleweight champion Mike Guy (9-2-1, 5 KOs), of Sacramento (CA), in the eight-round co-featured event.
 
"This will be a coming out party for me," Younan said. "I'm going to go out there and try to make a statement. It's been a great start to the year - it's my third fight this year - and I feel like I'm getting better and better each one."
 
In the night's 10-round main event, undefeated featherweight prospect Tramaine "The Mighty Midget" Williams (11-0, 4 KOs), of New Haven (CT), squares off against former world title challenger William "Chirizo" Gonzalez (30-7, 26 KOs), of Nicaragua.
 
"KO Night Boxing: Rumble on the Water 2", presented by Black Tree, is promoted by Roy Englebrecht Promotions, in association with KO Night Boxing LLC and Roc Nation Sports.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Eff Pandas on 07-26-2017

So much drama in the AIBA its kinda hard being Wu Ching-Kuo. [IMG]https://media.giphy.com/media/ScZzMlETdv9mg/giphy.gif[/IMG]

Comment by Johnny_Roa on 07-26-2017

Lmfao, these are the guys that wanted to take over pro boxing

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