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Rio 2016: Olympic boxing tournament hit by corruption allegations

• Judges and referees alleged to be involved in manipulating draws and bouts
• AIBA defends its conduct and dismisses allegations as ‘rumours’

Senior figures within amateur boxing have warned many bouts, including those to decide medals, could be fixed at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro amid widespread concern about corruption and financial malpractice at the sport’s global governing body, the Guardian can reveal.

Horrified senior officials within the sport believe that a cabal of officials are able to use their power to manipulate the draw and the judging system to ensure that certain boxers will triumph.

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