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AIBA's New Leader Confident of IOC Backing Boxing in Olympics

Caretaker boxing chief Mohamed Moustahsane says he's confident the troubled AIBA will get the green light to run the sport at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The International Olympic Committee are due to deliver their verdict on whether to allow amateur boxing's world body to organise the Olympic competition on May 22.

The IOC has frozen boxing's preparations for next year's Games as it seeks proof that the AIBA has cleaned up its act sufficiently after allegations of bout-fixing at the Rio Olympics in 2016.

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The inquiry also covers AIBA governance and its anti-doping programme.

If the AIBA's Olympic suspension is maintained the IOC has said it will step in to ensure the sport appears in Tokyo.

But Moustahsane is optimistic the IOC's inquiry will come to a favourable conclusion for the organisation he took temporary command of at the end of last month.

"We answered all their questions, we are confident," the 40-year-old Moroccan physician who has served as ringside doctor told AFP on Friday.

"We remain available to reply to any questions to be sure that there are no suspicions or black marks hanging over our federation."

A negative ruling on May 22 will deprive the AIBA, which recently admitted to a $16 million (14.2 million euros) debt, of the IOC's significant financial clout.

"I would not say it would put us in danger," said Moustahsane.

"The AIBA is now in good financial health, we've made enormous progress."

Moustahsane was elected interim AIBA boss in place of controversial Uzbek businessman Gafur Rakhimov.

The removal of Rakhimov was deemed by the IOC as an essential first step towards the AIBA's rehabilitation into a federation the Olympic rulers could do business with.

"We are doing everything to ensure we are there (in Tokyo), and above all to develop our sport," added Moustahsane, who is also head of the African Boxing Confederation.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by giant_king on 04-13-2019

The Olympics need a huge cleansing.it makes know sense how these athletes get caught 7 yrs later from old frozen samples.advanced testing needs to be top priority.

Comment by HTown Killer on 04-12-2019

Man I would hate to think goin into the olympics its already fixed as in the matches. If I was competing **** I would just try my best to get a KO or stoppage since I wouldn't dare to trust…

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