THE Boxing Commission of Fiji (BCF) has dissolved the Boxing Association of Fiji.
During the announcement yesterday, BCF chairman John Rabuku said the Association continued to administer amateur boxing in Fiji despite the commencement of the BCF Promulgation in 2008.
He said under the promulgation the association should have set up the Amateur Boxing Association of Fiji but it did not eventuate.
"Under section 21 and 28 of the promulgation, in 2008, the Boxing Association of Fiji was required to setup the Amateur Boxing Association of Fiji but they didn't. Till this day they (BAF) has not given any reason as to why they did not setup the amateur association so the BCF has decided to dissolve the Association," he said.
He said lack of understanding of the promulgation may have resulted in them not following the requirements but now that new board members had taken up office in the BCF, they would try and setup an association in a proper and transparent way.
"We (BCF) are doing everything possible in a proper and transparent manner to ensure amateur boxing is given the recognition it deserves. So an interim committee will be appointed to administer amateur boxing in Fiji and the BCF has some people in mind to take up the office of the new association. The officer bearers of the previous association will be given a chance to express their interest if they will want to administer amateur boxing in Fiji."
Rabuku also said that all boxing promotions and competition since 2008 had been in direct breach of the promulgation.
"They (all promotions, competition and office bearers) were in direct breach of the promulgation because there was no proper documentation of anything, no licences, no registrations of promoters, boxers or officials or anything."