First football now boxing! The International Boxing Association’s (AIBA) Taiwanese president Ching-kuo Wu has been provisionally suspended by a disciplinary commission, the Olympic sport’s governing body said in a statement on Tuesday. Wu, who was elected AIBA president in 2006 and is a member of the International Olympic Committee’s executive board, has rejected claims of financial mismanagement and accused opponents of “political maneuverings” as part of a power struggle.
St. Lucia is one of 21 affiliates from the regional block that may be affected by these developments. When united, this regional block has significant influence as their vote can swing the decision making pendulum in any direction. As a result, President of the St. Lucia Boxing Association David “Shakes” Christopher will be attending a meeting this weekend to discuss all facets of this occurrence. In an interview with St. Lucia sports Online, Mr. Christopher explained that “for a number years the region was neglected by the governing body.” He explains that “coming out of this weekend’s meeting, the region will decide on a particular direction.”
St. Lucia is expected to host the 2017 Caribbean Boxing Championships in December. A commitment has been made by the current president to St. Lucia for the successful hosting of this massive event.