AIBA President issues life ban against Vice President of Polish Boxing Association06 February 2014
On the evening of February 3, 2014, Mr Mustafa Kocinoglu, Vice President and Treasurer of the Polish Boxing Association, carried out a deplorable act of violence against a Polish AIBA Certified Referee & Judge, Mr Zbigniew Zagrodnik.
Following the incident, Dr Ching-Kuo Wu has decided to use his right as AIBA President to make the following decisions which should enter into effect immediately:
– Mr Kocinoglu should be banned from all involvement in our sport of boxing for life;
– This ban should include all activities, meetings, programs and competitions organized at all levels, National, Continental and International;
– AIBA National Member Federations and the global boxing family will also be informed not to contact and associate with Mustafa Kocinoglu in any activity;
– Dr Wu demands for him to be removed from all his current positions within the Polish Boxing Association at any level and for all records of his past activities to be removed.
Dr Wu has therefore decided to impose a provisional lifetime ban on Mr Kocinoglu and to refer this matter to the AIBA Disciplinary Commission for a final decision.
He further expressed that: “This type of incident should have never taken place in our sport or in any sport. AIBA National Member Federations have the ultimate responsibility of protecting our boxers, coaches, R&Js and family from non-qualified and corrupt people in the organization; this is something which we will never tolerate.”