Boxing Reinstated Letter from Dr Charles Butler

Oct. 25, 2012, 6 p.m. (ET)
Dear Friends in Boxing,

I have just spoken with Mr. Ho Kim, Executive Director of AIBA. Mr. Kim has communicated with Dr. CK Wu over USA Boxing's letter, sent by me earlier today, on the sanctions imposed against USA Boxing by AIBA yesterday.

Mr. Kim stated that both he and Dr. Wu are fully supportive of the athletes, coaches, and membership of USA Boxing, and we are pleased to report that all boxing activity, at all levels, is free to proceed.  We have also received confirmation from our insurance carrier that USA Boxing's coverage remains in effect.

Notwithstanding Dr. Wu's and Mr. Kim's support of USA Boxing and its membership, AIBA and the USOC remain extremely concerned about USA Boxing's governance.  The USA Boxing Board of Directors has previously agreed, in principle, to a governance restructure. As your president, I am fully committed to addressing our governance issues.  Dr. Wu and Mr. Kim have asked me to express their high regard for the membership of USA Boxing, and they also request the support of all members in the reorganization process that will make us a model for the world.  Now is the time for all members to rally and support organizational change for the betterment of Olympic style boxing.

It is obvious that the reputation of our members and the good they have done through the years is what will see USA Boxing through.  You have given your time to our athletes without prejudice. You have aided all who come through our doors. Boxing is good to go!!!

Yours in boxing,

Charles
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