Thailand steps up to host boxing youth worlds
The International Boxing Association says Thailand has stepped
in to stage the 2012 Youth World Championships after Italy gave up
AIBA says the event will be held Oct. 15-28 in Bangkok.
Italy had been the only official bidder but withdrew its
candidacy in December. AIBA did not specify reasons for Italy
Thailand’s offer to stage the event signals improved relations
with the governing body after that national federation was briefly
suspended last year following disputes over elections.