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AIBA introduces a new scoring system to root out corruption in a bid to regain its place in the Olympics

Disgraced amateur boxing governing body AIBA introduces a new scoring system to root out corruption in a bid to regain its place in the Olympics

  • Governing body AIBA is reviewing its amateur boxing scoring system
  • Five judges will award more points: for movement, control, and hit scoring.
  • Bouts will also be scored live, rather than at the end of each round.
  • GB’s Joe Joyce lost one of 11 fights under investigation for corruption


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The disgraced amateur boxing governing body, AIBA, is overhauling its scoring system as they try to root out corruption and regain their place in the Olympics.

The world championships began this week in Belgrade, and AIBA is hopeful that they will represent the first step in restoring its reputation.

AIBA was banned from running boxing in Tokyo 2020, and an investigation into the Rio Games found evidence of ‘corruption, bribery and manipulation of sports results’.

The amateur boxing board AIBA is changing its scoring system to root out corruption

The amateur boxing board AIBA is changing its scoring system to root out corruption

AIBA Banned From Performing Boxing In Tokyo 2020 Due To Corruption Scandal

AIBA Banned From Performing Boxing In Tokyo 2020 Due To Corruption Scandal

AIBA Banned From Performing Boxing In Tokyo 2020 Due To Corruption Scandal

Joe Joyce of Great Britain lost one of 11 fights under investigation. None of the 36 Rio 2016 officials are working in Belgrade, but a new scoring system will also be introduced from January.

“The 10-point system must be ridiculous,” said AIBA Secretary General Istvan Kovacs.

“We definitely had corrupt judges.”

Under the new system, five judges will award more points – for movement, control, and hit scoring.

The Rio 2016 Olympic final loss of Joe Joyce (left) to Tony Yoka of France is under investigation

The Rio 2016 Olympic final loss of Joe Joyce (left) to Tony Yoka of France is under investigation

The Rio 2016 Olympic final loss of Joe Joyce (left) to Tony Yoka of France is under investigation

The matches will also be marked live, rather than at the end of each round.

“We will easily find out who is not clean,” added Kovacs, a former Hungarian world champion.

‘We will be very hard on the guilty. We are well on our way to renewing AIBA’s reputation. ‘

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