IBA extraordinary congress votes against holding new election | Boxing News

Russian Umar Kremlev will remain president of the International Boxing Association (IBA) after delegates to its extraordinary congress in Armenia on Sunday rejected the proposal to hold a new election.
dutch candidate Boris van der ForestHopes of challenging the Kremlev for the presidency ended after 106 delegates voted against holding a new election, with 36 votes in favor and four abstentions.
Kremlev was elected unopposed in May after Van der Vorst was declared ineligible. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled in June that Van der Vorst had been wrongfully prevented from running.
The IBA, the world governing body for amateur boxing, suspended the Ukrainian federation on Friday, leaving it unable to vote. The federation had written to IBA members on Thursday asking Kremlev to resign or be removed from his post.
The extraordinary congress was delayed for one hour due to a power failure.
Sunday’s decision cast further doubt on the sport’s efforts to preserve its Olympic spot beyond 2024.
IBA, formerly known as AIBA, was stripped of any involvement in the Tokyo Olympics last year due to governance, financial, refereeing and ethical issues.
Boxing is not on the initial program of the Los Angeles Games in 2028. The IOC manages the Paris 2024 competition.

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