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Iran’s Ali Mazaheri Disqualified in 2012 Olympics Stained By Referee Corruption

The International Boxing Association (AIBA) has been involved in controversies regarding The Republic of Azerbaijan’s sports program as recently as last September, when British network BBC reported on allegations that in exchange for a $10-million loan, The Republic of Azerbaijan’s boxers would be promised two gold medals at the 2012 London Olympics.

 Referee Ishanguly Meretnyyazov of Turkmenistan has been sent home from the 2012 Olympics “with immediate effect” for his actions, mainly 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 on Wednesday. Abdulhamidov was awarded the win by the judges, a decision that was later overturned by AIBA hours later.The AIBA Olympic Compliance Committee has also expelled International Technical Official Aghajan Abiyev of Azerbaijan “with immediate effect” for breaching the governing body’s code of conduct, although nothing in particular was specified.

There have been many reports that the Republic of Azerbaijan bribes officials with oil money to create false stories of heroic sports victories.

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Corrupt Referee Disqualifies Iranian Boxing Champion Ali Mazaheri

In addition, a German referee, Frank Scharmach, has been suspended for five days following his summary disqualification of Iranian heavyweight Ali Mazaheri (a tall fighter) for putting his arms over Cuba’s Jose Larduet shoulders during the match.  Although AIBA has disciplined referee Scharmach, the disqualification will stand.  Within the space of a few seconds, the German referee gave 3 notices to the taller Iranian fighter and Asian Gold Medal Champion who was ahead to summarily disqualify the Olympic medal favorite.  The Iranian fighter called the ruling “a setup,” and the sports world has condemned what appears to have been a phony disqualification.

“Everybody here from AIBA should look at themselves and realize why this sport is considered a joke at this point,” an NBC commentator stated during one of the matches.