POSTED: November 20th 2017

Olympics: Boxing chief C K Wu resigns as AIBA President

IOC Member and AIBA President C K Wu © IOC
IOC Member and AIBA President C K Wu © IOC

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(SFC) The International Boxing Association (AIBA) announced today that longtime President CK Wu has resigned from his post of eleven years. The organization and Wu have "agreed to resolve the management issues within AIBA and to withdraw and terminate all related pending procedures before civil courts and AIBA Disciplinary Commission."

In a joint statement AIBA and IOC Member Wu also both agreed that there is no indication of unethical behavior by either party after the Taiwanese official was accused of unethical conduct and was suspended last month.

Wu said he decided to resign, "for the sport I love and have dedicated my life to. I step down in the best interests of both AIBA and boxing but I remain committed to ensure a smooth handover to the new leadership. I am thankful for the time I was allowed to serve our sport, AIBA and the boxing community."

Italian boxing Franco Falcinelli, who is also in charge of European Boxing, will remain AIBA Interim President exercising all powers of the President in accordance with the Statutes until a new leader is elected. An Extraordinary Congress is set to be held on 27 January 2018 in Dubai to notably consider proposed governance changes with AIBA membership.

He said, "I would like to thank Ching-Kuo Wu for his contribution to the sport of boxing and to AIBA over many years and we wish him all the best. Our focus is now on the future and we will concentrate on our core mission of promoting and developing our sport in collaboration with the 202 National Member Federations." 

Falcinelli also puts forward to the Executive Committee the idea to give Wu the title of AIBA Honorary President but it will be subject to ratification by the AIBA Congress.

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