Olympics Boxing Judges Questioned

Olympic boxing judges and referees’ calls are being questioned after a boxer accused them of fixing a match while another boxer successfully appealed a loss. Iranian heavyweight Ali Mazaheri said he was disqualified because the match was fixed, although the International Amateur Boxing Association said the boxer had received three warnings before he was disqualified. Japanese bantamweight Satoshi Shimizu’s team is also appealing a match where Shimizu believed his opponent should have had three warnings against him—which would have resulted in disqualification. This time, The AIBA ruled in Shimizu’s favor and overturned the result.