Umar Kremlev (center)
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International Boxing Federation (IBA) President Umar Kremlev made it clear on Tuesday that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) cannot hold the qualifiers for the Paris Olympics without his permission.
Kremlev, who is here for the World Women’s Boxing Championships starting on March 15 at the IG Stadium, said that to resolve the issue, the two organizations will have to work in coordination and mutual cooperation.
Kremlev said the IBA is responsible for organizing the Olympic qualifiers and the world championships before the Olympics. If the IOC wants to organize the Olympic qualifiers, it will have to take permission from the IBA. It is noteworthy that the IOC has announced to conduct the Olympic qualifiers of boxing itself due to the ban of IBA.