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Falcinelli to lead Aiba on interim basis

Falcinelli to lead Aiba on interim basis

By: SportBusiness International team

13 Oct 2017
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Italian Franco Falcinelli has been installed as the acting interim president of Aiba following the suspension of the International Boxing Association’s president, Ching-Kuo Wu.

Falcinelli (pictured) was one of 11 members of the Aiba executive committee to have called for Wu to quit in recent months.

He received the backing of 15 of the 17 executive board members and will serve until a final decision is made by the disciplinary commission on the future of Wu, who has lodged an appeal in a court in Lausanne, Switzerland.

On Tuesday, Wu, who has been at the helm since 2006, was suspended by Aiba’s disciplinary commission, which accused the Taiwanese executive of signing off commercial partnerships without the approval of the executive committee.

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