Ex-AIBA president Anwar Chowdhry dies

Islamabad: Pakistani boxing authorities say
former amateur boxing chief Anwar Chowdhry has died at 87.

Pakistan Boxing Federation spokesman Obaid Awan said
Chowdhry died of a heart attack in the southern port city of
Karachi.

Chowdhry was ousted as president of the International
Amateur Boxing Association in 2006 over alleged corruption and
mismanagement. He had led the organization for 20 years.

Change came abruptly to amateur boxing in 2006 when
Taiwan`s Ching-kuo Wu unexpectedly ousted Chowdhry for
leadership of AIBA.

The next year, Chowdhry was barred for life from any
involvement with the governing body for allegedly mishandling
hundreds of thousands of dollars in federation funds.

Chowdhry is survived by three daughters.

PTI

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