FILE PHOTO: International Boxing Association (IBA) president Umar Kremlev reacts while speaking to the media during the opening ceremony of the Women's World Boxing Championship at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi, India, on March 15, 2023.

FILE PHOTO: International Boxing Association (IBA) president Umar Kremlev reacts while speaking to the media at the opening ceremony of the World Women’s Boxing Championships held at the Indira Gandhi Indoor stadium in New Delhi, March 15, 2023. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis/File Photo

LONDON – The International Boxing Association (IBA) has suspended federations from New Zealand, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden for joining a ‘rogue’ rival organization, the International Boxing Association (IBA) said on Monday.

A group, including the United States and Great Britain, announced the creation of registered World Boxing in Switzerland last month, in a breakup aimed at securing the Olympic future of the troubled sport.

The interim board includes representatives from Germany, England, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the Philippines, Sweden and the United States.

USA Boxing, representing the most successful country in the Olympic history of the sport, Terminated IBA membership.

The IBA said New Zealand, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden were suspended “for their participation in a rogue boxing organization” but could be re-admitted if participation ceased.

They should also post a statement on their official website that “openly condemns any attempt to form an alternative international boxing federation”.

The Czech federation was also suspended after the IBA held a tournament that allowed US Boxers to participate, he said.

Liberia and Equatorial Guinea were suspended for failing to submit annual reports.

The federations in Iceland and Ireland submitted annual reports following cases brought against them.

The IBA said boxers and officials of suspended national federations can participate in IBA-sanctioned competitions with national flags and anthems but without federation symbols if they register directly through the IBA.

There was no immediate comment from World Boxing on how many countries are participating in its organization.

Boxing, which is not included in the first program of Los Angeles 2028, which is waiting for the reforms demanded by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), remains unclear in the Olympics after next year’s Paris Games.

This IBA suspended by IOC He was stripped of his participation in the 2019 and 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the Paris 2024 qualifiers.

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