'Sweet science' on ropes as Olympic status hangs in balance

'Sweet science' on ropes as Olympic status hangs in balance

'Sweet science' on ropes as Olympic status hangs in balance

JAKARTA – As one Asian boxing chief warned “the clock is ticking”, the International Boxing Association said on the weekend it is embarking on a “cultural change” to prevent the sport being thrown out of the Olympics.

The Asian Games were again marred by ugly protests at judging decisions in the ring, with two Democratic People’s Republic of Korea coaches removed by police and booted from the Asiad after their fighter lost a split decision.

“We are going to change the culture of the AIBA,” the governing body’s executive director Tom Virgets said in Jakarta.

'Sweet science' on ropes as Olympic status hangs in balance

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