Following the publication of the report on the final stage of Professor McLaren’s investigation into the International Boxing Association, IBA has committed to acting on his findings and recommendations.
As acknowledged by Professor McLaren in his report, many recommendations have already been implemented in recent months, especially with improvements to sporting integrity. Professor McLaren was appointed in 2021 with a broad remit to investigate issues of historical mismanagement and corruption, together with widespread allegations of manipulated competition results.
“An independent investigation of IBA’s difficult recent past was necessary, in order for us to be able to put the past behind us. Now we can move on,” said IBA President Umar Kremlev. “Where there is proof that competitions were manipulated, there should be disciplinary action. Meanwhile, IBA is already at work implementing comprehensive reforms in the areas of governance, finance and sporting integrity. And beyond these measures, it is clear that we must continue on our path of culture change, based on a clear vision that focuses on the importance of fair fights.”