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AIBA crisis deepens ahead of World championships

Some committee members had passed a no-confidence motion last month in a bid to oust AIBA president Ching-Kuo Wu
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BOXING’S world governing body AIBA has been plunged deeper into civil war after the beleaguered organisation filed a criminal complaint against members of its own executive committee in Switzerland.

The move comes after a Swiss court rejected a bid by members of the International Management Committee – ostensibly, those executive committee members who passed a no-confidence motion last month – to oust president Ching-Kuo Wu.

The ongoing acrimony inevitably raises serious questions over AIBA’s ability to stage a successful World Championships. This year’s edition is scheduled to start in Hamburg on August 25.