Lausanne - Boxing's underfire rulers on Wednesday handed
over a crucial report on internal reforms to the International Olympic
Committee which is threatening to axe the sport from the 2020 Tokyo Games.
In February the IOC opened an investigation into the sport's
controversial governing body and said concerns remained over possible
match-fixing at Rio 2016.
The IOC's executive board also froze contacts with and
financial payments to the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA).
Meeting in Pyeongchang at the February Winter Olympics, the
IOC's executive board had said it was "not satisfied" with an earlier
report by AIBA about its governance, refereeing and anti-doping issues, and
demanded this further report by April 30.
On Wednesday, AIBA director Pat Fiacco said: "The
report was delivered on time today.
"The new AIBA is dedicated to transparency and will
make the report public as soon as the IOC consents."
An IOC statement warned the AIBA on February 4: "The
IOC reserves the right to review the inclusion of boxing on the programme of
the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 and the Olympic Games Tokyo
And IOC president Thomas Bach declared at the time: "We
are extremely worried about the governance of AIBA," which has as its
interim president Gafur Rakhimov, a controversial Uzbekistan businessman.