In the last times, AIBA has undergone significant internal regeneration. The senior positions have been changed almost entirely and they have opted for young people with an impeccable resume (The president of Hispaniola, Felipe Martínez is part of that new executive). It was a logical and necessary step to build trust, but it has not stopped there. The new leaders have sought to give their tournaments a facelift to reflect this new stage. The first opportunity to teach it was in this elite men’s World Cup in Belgrade (it lasts until November 6), and a Spaniard has been affected in this aspect, although in a positive way.
In this way, Youba Sissokho, who lost to Moldovan Nicolae Bucsa yesterday, finally advances to the second round after a review of the fight. This was what the Federation said: “AIBA has changed. And that is good for everyone. We know that boxing lends itself to subjective interpretations, but sometimes there are results that are difficult to explain. And yesterday there was one of them. In his first fight in the competition , Youba Sissokho lost to Moldovan Nicolae Bucsa. After meeting the The result of each round the Spanish team did not explain how the judges scored. Finally, Sissokho was defeated by narrow split decision (29-28 twice for him, 28-29 three times for his opponent). The Spanish delegation saw it so clearly that they requested a review of the combat and hours later the result was changed. Youba Sissokho, by points, advanced round. On the ring he had earned it. “
The AIBA match review system proves us right: Youba Sissokho beats Nicolae Bucsa 🇲🇩 and is already in the 1/8 finals of the World Championship in -71 kgs.
The judges saw the Moldovan win (2-3) but, after reviewing the fight, they correct the decision and have done justice. pic.twitter.com/oKnCxW57kh
– Spanish Boxing Federation (@ FEBOXEO1) October 30, 2021
AIBA wants to regain the trust of the IOC. There is an option to re-arbitrate a match once it has passed. At the Games it was possible to make a formal complaint, but by regulation it was impossible to change the outcome of the fight. Now, what AIBA has done is that there is an option to review and yes, there really is a flagrant error, as happened with Youba, there is an option to change the result. It is one more step to seek cleanliness and exemplarity in sport.
#Sissokho #lost #advances #reviewing #combat