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AIBA set to introduce ‘protest system’ at 2019 men’s world championships

  • 30 Nov 2018 00:03:24

The International Boxing Association (AIBA) is set to introduce a “protest system” for coaches and boxers in next year’s world championship for men, which will also be a qualifier for the 2020 Olympics.

Its system of scoring criticised by no less than the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the AIBA Thursday said a provision of protest will be introduced at the 2019 world event to held in Moscow.

“Noteworthy, is the establishment of a protest system for Coaches and Athletes which has been approved, tested and is set to be implemented in 2019 at the AIBA Men’s World Championships,” the world body said in a statement.

The AIBA said it has worked hard towards reforming its systems, most notably scoring, which has often been lambasted as opaque by critics.