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Wu to run for another term as AIBA president

Ching-Kuo Wu has confirmed he will seek a third term as president of the International Boxing Association (AIBA).

Wu, who ran unsuccessfully for the presidency of the International Olympic Committee last year, has been credited with transforming AIBA since taking the reins in 2006. He will seek a further four-year term at the helm at an election in just over two months’ time at the AIBA congress in Jeju, South Korea.

“I am greatly proud of what was achieved in the last four years together with you,” 68-year-old Wu, from Chinese Taipei, said in a letter to AIBA national member associations. “As a true team, we progressed together on all projects and accomplished all objectives which were set at the 2010 AIBA Congress. These achievements would indeed not have been possible without your faithful trust and love for our sport.”

Wu has spearheaded the impending launch of the AIBA Pro Boxing competition in October, and his mission is for AIBA to “govern all levels of boxing worldwide”. He added: “I have decided to run again for the AIBA presidency to serve another four years and to continue enhancing all the AIBA programs together with you for more great achievements in all areas.”