Boxing’s new leader steps into fight to keep Olympic status

LAUSANNE, Switzerland --- With as few as six weeks left to save boxing's place at the 2020 Olympics, the governing body's new interim president is now in the IOC's home city for the final rounds of lobbying. A long-time ringside doctor, Mohamed Moustahsane stepped into the arena last month as the International Boxing Association's (AIBA) temporary leader after elected president Gafur Rakhimov stepped aside. Rakhimov's status on a U.S. Treasury Department sanctions list --- with alleged links to international heroin trafficking which he denies --- is part of an International Olympic Committee inquiry examining boxing's place on the Tokyo Games program, and the AIBA's right to ...Keep on reading: Boxing’s new leader steps into fight to keep Olympic status

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