Ir­ish box­ing re­veals AIBA elec­tion vote

The Irish Times - Sports Weekend - - SPORTS -

The Ir­ish Ath­letic Box­ing As­so­ci­a­tion (IABA) has clar­i­fied its stance in last week­end’s elec­tion for pres­i­dent of the In­ter­na­tional Box­ing As­so­ci­a­tion (AIBA), stat­ing they voted for the de­feated Kazak can­di­date Serik Kon­akbayev. Ga­fur Rakhi­mov won the elec­tion, de­spite the In­ter­na­tional Olympic Com­mit­tee’s (IOC) “grave con­cern” over his suit­abil­ity to hold the po­si­tion due to his links to or­gan­ised crime in his na­tive Uzbek­istan; Rakhi­mov se­cured 86 of the 134 votes cast by na­tional mem­ber fed­er­a­tions in Moscow last Satur­day, enough to seal the pres­i­dency against Kon­akbayev, the sole other can­di­date.

The IABA was rep­re­sented in Moscow by a three-man del­e­ga­tion in­clud­ing Fer­gal Car­ruth, the IABA chief ex­ec­u­tive and brother of 1992 Olympic box­ing gold medal­list Michael, pres­i­dent Do­minic O’Rourke and sec­re­tary Art O’Brien.

Sport Ire­land has also ex­pressed con­cern over the in­creas­ing threat of box­ing be­ing ex­cluded from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and called for clar­i­fi­ca­tion from IOC. The IOC first sus­pended AIBA fund­ing last De­cem­ber and have made re­peated calls on the need for proper re­form on gov­er­nance, fi­nance, re­fer­ring and anti-dop­ing. GOLF Sun City WEIGHT LIFT­ING SOC­CER (12.30) SOC­CER (12.30) DARTS Grand Slam RAC­ING Win­can­ton F1 P&Q RUGBY (2.00) RUGBY (2.30) RUGBY (3.00) RUGBY (5.20) SOC­CER (5.30) SOC­CER (5.30) SOC­CER (5.30) RUGBY RTÉ 2 from 5.30pm Chan­nel 4 from 6pm (6.30) Ire­land v Ar­gentina GOLF Sky Sports Golf, 6pm-9pm Mex­ico Mayakoba Golf Clas­sic BOX­ING Sky Box Of­fice from 6pm Manch­ester O Usyk v T Bellew CRICKET Sky Sports Cricket from 7.30 Women’s T20 Eng­land v Sri Lanka SNOOKER ITV4, 6.45pm-11.15pm eir Sport 1, 7.30pm-10.15pm Cham­pi­ons of Cham­pi­ons Coven­try RUGBY (8.05) NBA LA SOC­CER High­lights UFC Den­ver GOLF Gary Player SOC­CER (12.00) Sky Sports Golf, 8am-1pm Ned­bank Golf Chal­lenge FreeSports, 9.30-11.30, 4-6 IWF World Cham­pi­onships Sky Sports PL from 11.30am PL: Cardiff City v Brighton BT Sport 1 from 12.15pm Maiden­head v Portsmouth Sky Sports Arena, 1-5, 7-11 From Wolver­hamp­ton ITV4, 1.15pm-4pm In­clud­ing the Elite Hurdle Sky Sports F1 from 2pm Brazil­ian Grand Prix eir Sport 1 from 1.55pm Italy v Ge­or­gia BBC 1 from 2pm BT Sport 2 from 2.15pm Scot­land v Fiji Sky Sports Ac­tion from 2pm Eng­land v New Zealand BBC 2 from 5pm Wales v Aus­tralia BT Sport 1 from 5pm PL: C Palace v Tot­ten­ham Sky Sports Foot­ball from 5.15 C: West Bromv Leeds Utd BT Sport 2 from 5.15pm B: B Dort­mund v B Mu­nich eir Sport 2 from 7.40pm Premier Sports from 7pm France v South Africa Sky Sports Arena from 8.30 Bucks @ Clip­pers BBC 1, 10.30pm-11.50pm Match of the Day 11th) BT Sport 2 from 3am C Sung Jung v Y Ro­driguez Sky Sports Golf, 8am-1pm Ned­bank Golf Chal­lenge SkyS­port­sFoot­ball­from11.30 SP: Liv­ingston v Celtic London SNOOKER Fi­nal SOC­CER (2.15) (4.30) DARTS Grand Slam GAA (1.30) (de­ferred) WEIGHT LIFT­ING SOC­CER (2.00) (4.00) SOC­CER (2.30) SOC­CER (2.30) (5.00) SOC­CER (3.15) RUGBY L (3.15) F1 São Paulo NFL (6.00) (9.25) (1.20) GOLF Mex­ico SOC­CER (7.30) SOC­CER (7.45) SOC­CER (8.00) GAA High­lights CRICKET (3.00) (8.00) NBA Detroit SOC­CER High­lights ATP World Tour Fi­nals ITV4, 12.45-5.10, 6.45-11.15 eir Sport, 12.45-5.15, 8.30-11.15 Cham­pi­ons of Cham­pi­ons Sky Sports PL from 1pm PL: Chelsea v Ever­ton PL: Man City v Man Utd Sky Sports Ac­tion, 1pm-5pm Sky Sports Main, 7pm-11pm From Wolver­hamp­ton TG4 from 1pm Mun­ster SFC Semi-fi­nal Dr Crokes v St Fin­barr’s Con­nacht SFC Semi-fi­nal Co­rofin v Clann na nGael FreeSports, 1.30pm-3.30pm IWF World Cham­pi­onships ESPN from 2pm Ligue 1: Bordeaux v Caen Ligue 1: Mar­seille v Di­jon BT Sport 1 from 2.15pm Cup: Port Vale v Sun­der­land BT Sport 3 from 2.15pm RB Leipzig v B Lev­erkusen E Frank­furt v Schalke Eleven Sports 1 from 3pm LL: Barcelona v Real Betis BBC 2 from 3pm Eng­land v New Zealand Sky Sports F1 from 3.30pm eir Sport 1 from 6.05pm Brazil­ian Grand Prix Sky Sports Ac­tion from 5pm New Or­leans @ Cincin­nati Seat­tle @ LA Rams Dal­las @ Philadel­phia Sky Sports Golf, 6pm-9pm Mayakoba Golf Clas­sic Eleven Sports 2 from 7.15pm LL: AC Mi­lan v Ju­ven­tus Eleven Sports 1 from 7.30pm LL: Celta Vigo v R Madrid BT Sport 1 from 7.45pm Ligue 1: Monaco v PSG RTÉ 2, 8pm-9pm Gal­way v Kilkenny Sky Sports Cricket from 7.30 ICC Women’s World T20 In­dia v Pak­istan Aus­tralia v Ire­land Sky Sports Arena from 8.30 Hor­nets @ Pis­tons BBC 1, 11pm-0.15am Match of the Day 2

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