IBA suspends four National federations for joining “rogue organisation”

The National federations of Germany, New Zealand, Sweden and the Netherlands have been suspended by the International Boxing Association (IBA) for their “participation” in a “rogue” boxing organisation.
Last month, a group of national federations, including those of the United States and Britain launched a new organisation -- World Boxing -- with an aim to secure the long-term future of the sport at the Olympic Games.
“The four (federations) were guilty in breaching the rules and regulations and were suspended as IBA members,” the IBA said in a statement on Monday night.
“All of them were given the right to be heard but none refused categorically their participation in the rogue governing body nor distancing themselves from the organisation,” it added.
While World Boxing’s Interim Executive Board featured representatives from Germany, Britain, The Netherlands, the Philippines, Sweden and the United States, USA Boxing was the only federation that terminated its IBA membership.
The IBA, however, said the quartet could be reinstated if they show that they have no “affiliated officials participating in another international boxing federation” and provide a written statement, confirming they have “ceased participation in any other international boxing federation and commits not to participate in such federations in the future.”         PTI