Boxing is already threatened with the Olympics in 2024
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has already threatened the world association IBA with an Olympic exclusion of boxing at the 2024 games in Paris. «The IBA has no real interest in boxing, only interested in its own power. There is a lack of will to understand the real problems,” said an IOC statement.
Most recently, the IBA made headlines with two controversial decisions. The association extended the contract with the main sponsor Gazprom, the Russian state energy supplier, and now again allows athletes from Russia and Belarus to take part in international tournaments under their own flag.
The Olympic boxing tournament in Tokyo in 2021 had not taken place under the supervision of the IBA, the IOC had taken over the organization itself. Exclusion of boxing from the 2028 games in Los Angeles has been discussed for a long time. (AFP)