Russia: Uzbek businessman Rakhimov elected as new AIBA President

Gafur Rakhimov, an Uzbek businessman and sports administrator, was elected as President of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) in Moscow on Saturday. After learning the announcement, Rakhimov thank AIBA officials for their trust and support. He also expressed optimism and determination to «return our sport at the stage it deserves.» «We solved all anti-doping issues. I suppose our... Еще development will take an appropriate path,» he concluded. Rakhimov won 86 out of 134 second-round votes to defeat his opponent and former boxer Serik Konakbayev. He replaces previous president CK Wu, who resigned amid allegations of financial mismanagement.

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