Gafur Rakhimov Elected President of AIBA

Uzbekistan’s businessman Gafur Rakhimov was elected president of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) despite fears that his appointment could lead to the sport’s ejection from the Olympic Games.

Rakhimov won 86 of the 134 second-round votes collected by AIBA officials in Moscow to beat his only opponent, former boxer Serik Konakbayev of Kazakhstan.

Source- BBC News

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