Here’s Why Boxing May Be Removed From Olympics
Boxing has been a vital sport at every Olympics, but the combat sport may not remain at the mega event due to unfair judgments, primarily backed by corruption.
The news started making round in boxing circles when International Olympic Committee head Thomas Back said that boxing and weightlifting may be axed from Olympics in a few years.
While both sports have a spot confirmed in the 2024 Games, there’s no guarantee if we will get to see them in the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic games.
Sports like surfing and skateboarding have become well known in a short while as people welcomed their inclusion into the Games. This is likely to hurt up-and-coming boxers who use the sport as their escape from poverty and go on to make a name for themselves.
Thomas Back could only see boxing sustain in the Olympics if the International Boxing Federation “must demonstrate that it has successfully addressed the ongoing concerns around its governance, financial transparency and sustainability and the integrity of its refereeing and judging processes.”
His comments are directed to the results of an investigation into the 2016 Summer Olympics which revealed that several bouts were fixed by judges and referees. The report had the fans and fighters stunned.