Ladies and gentlemen, in the red corner, Gafur Rakhimov. "It is an ugly, ugly figure," said Vignets. What he failed to mention though was that their saviour was also an ugly, ugly figure. That allied to a love of boxing later saw him supply amateur boxers as bodyguards for the political hierarchy. It's then and there that boxing might well get back into the Olympics somehow, possibly without the AIBA.
Source: Irish Independent November 09, 2018 09:36 UTC