Irish boxing reveals AIBA election vote
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