Gafur Rakhimov elected president of Aiba despite IOC criticisms

  • Controversial figure beat Serik Konakbayev on Saturday’s vote
  • IOC critical and yet to confirm boxing for 2020 Olympics

An Uzbek businessman who denies accusations from the US Treasury that he is one of Uzbekistan’s leading criminals with links to the global heroin trade has been elected president of Aiba, the amateur boxing federation, putting the sport on a collision course with the International Olympic Committee.

Related: Prospective amateur boxing president: ‘I have never been involved in criminal activities’

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