Russian Boxing Federation (RBF) secretary general Umar Kremlev has claimed "more than 50 countries" have asked him to run in the International Boxing Association (AIBA) Presidential election in December.
Kremlev is yet to confirm his candidacy for AIBA President but promised he would decide by the deadline of November 2.
"The main task of AIBA is to restore the Olympic family," he told Russia's official state news agency TASS.
"As for the deadlines for submitting documents for the elections, the acceptance of applications will continue until November 2.
"More than 50 countries are asking me to go to the elections.
"But I have no desire to fight for the seat, I want, I haven't made a decision yet for boxing to return to the Olympic family."
Kremlev, the first vice-president of the European Union Boxing Confederation, has been a key figure in AIBA in recent times.
Having taken on the role of Marketing Commission chair, Kremlev devised a series of AIBA Forums to create fruitful dialogue between the governing body, Confederations and National Federations.
These took place in the Americas, Oceania and Asia at the start of the year before being halted by the coronavirus pandemic.
It was decided yesterday to hold the AIBA Ordinary Congress virtually on December 12 and 13 as a result of the global health crisis.
AIBA members will elect a new President and vote for the new constitution of the organisation.
So far, the only candidates to have declared publicly are Azerbaijan's Suleyman Mikayilov and the Dominican Republic's Domingo Solano.
AIBA has been without a permanent President for 18 months after Uzbekistan's Gafur Rakhimov stood down in March 2019 following allegations that he was involved in heroin trafficking.
This controversy, alongside allegations of financial mismanagement at AIBA, led to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) stripping the world governing body of its right to organise the boxing tournament at Tokyo 2020.
Tokyo 2020 is now scheduled to take place in 2021 after it was postponed due to the pandemic, but Kremlev revealed he was uncertain of it taking place next year.
"I have doubts," he said.
"It is unclear how the qualifying competitions will be held.
"It seems that they want to hold them without spectators, but the selection in London was also in an empty arena, while there were sick [people].
"This is a big risk, many countries are closed."
In March, the RBF claimed Russian boxing coach Anton Kadushin tested positive for coronavirus after travelling home from the Tokyo 2020 European boxing qualifier in London.
Kremlev has instead proposed that Tokyo 2020 be pushed back again to 2022.
"I would recommend postponing the Olympic Games to 2022," he said.
"There will be an opportunity for preparation, holding qualifying competitions.
"I hope that by this time everyone will already have a vaccine against coronavirus."
Tokyo 2020 organisers have previously said the Games would be cancelled rather than moved again to 2022.
They have recently appeared confident about the staging of the Olympics and Paralympics in 2021, however, despite the high number of countries still battling the health crisis.
IOC President Thomas Bach said the successful staging of the International Cycling Union Road World Championships in Italy last week gave him "a lot of confidence" while Tokyo 2020 President Yoshirō Mori claimed the Games will take place next year "no matter what happens".
Organisers are currently assessing what actions can be implemented to ensure the Games run smoothly against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A coronavirus countermeasures taskforce, comprised of officials from the Japanese Government, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Tokyo 2020, is meeting regularly.
A total of 50 measures designed to cut costs, relating to areas including the number of people involved, infrastructure and Ceremonies, was also approved this week.