Van der Furst had registered as a candidate for the position of current Russian President Omer Krimlev. Prior to the congress of the International Bar Association in Istanbul, he was told that his candidacy had been declared invalid.
Van der West, who had been concerned for some time about the way the world federation was being run, immediately appealed to the CAS. Van der West said the Dutch boxing association chief was hopeful that the Court of Arbitration for Sport would decide on an emergency measure before Saturday’s election.
This is less than 24 hours after the Disciplinary Committee rejected all charges against us.”
At the end of 2020, the Dutchman has already tried to become president of the World Federation. Then he gave up on Kremlev. At that time, the Boxing Association was experiencing an administrative and financial crisis. As a result, boxing’s Olympic future remains in jeopardy.
In addition to van der Furst, four nominated board members from the United States, New Zealand, Denmark and Sweden were told that they were not allowed to participate in the Istanbul elections. And that was less than 24 hours after the Disciplinary Committee dismissed all charges against us.” The managers involved were accused of violating IBA rules.
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