May 13 - A suspension on the Boxing Association of Korea has been been lifted by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) following the election of Yoon Seok Chang as the sport's new President in the country.
The previous Korean Amateur Boxing Federation was suspended in August last year for going against AIBA rules and regulations.
However, there has been a period of reform at the new Boxing Association of Korea, which culminated in the election of Yoon last month, in a move recognised by AIBA.
The AIBA Executive Committee lifted the provisional at their meeting in Kazakhstan following a following a presentation of the reform recommendations of the Boxing Association of Korea.
The presentation was conducted by AIBA Reform Committee chairman Professor Ju-Ho Chang and secretary general Jae-Kyu Jung.
Upon lifting the ban, AIBA President C K Wu said the Executive Committee had been impressed by the new vision and planned initiatives for reviving the sport of boxing in South Korea.
"It is my great pleasure to welcome your National Federation back as an AIBA member," said Wu in a letter sent to Yoon.
"I am convinced that boxing in Korea will soon bring the golden age of boxing back under your leadership."
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