The International Boxing Association (AIBA) has expelled two officials and suspended another following a controversy in a Wednesday (Aug. 1) boxing match.
Referee Ishanguly Meretnyyazov of Turkmenistan (pictured) has been expelled for failing to rule a standing-eight count for any of the six instances in which Azerbaijan's Magomed Abdulhamidov hit the canvas during the third round of his bantamweight bout with Japan's Satoshi Shimizu (pictured, right).
Abdulhamidov was awarded the win by the judges, a decision that was later overturned by AIBA hours later. The other two officials have been expelled or suspended for as-of-yet unspecified breaches in the AIBA code of conduct.
-- Andrea Reiher, Zap2it