The International Boxing Association (AIBA) has brought in McLaren Global Sport Solutions to investigate mismanagement and corruption as the cash strapped body looks to restore its Olympic status. The association was suspended in 2019 by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and stripped of any involvement in the qualifiers and tournament for the Tokyo Games over a string of governance, finance and ethical issues.
Twice a week in a small gym room in the Egyptian city of Beni Suef, 36-year-old Sabah Saqr coaches young men and boys to box. A woman coaching men may not be that unusual in the capital, but in Beni Suef, which lies 100 kilometres (60 miles) south of Cairo in an agricultural area, tradition often limits women's roles. "I started boxing by accident," said Saqr, who was spotted by a coach impressed by her strength and energy.
Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin said on Sunday he was retiring, citing lingering injuries that require treatment. The 41-year-old was the 2004 Olympic super-heavyweight gold medallist before turning professional. Povetkin had 36 wins, three losses and one draw in his professional career, including 25 knockouts.