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    Two boxing officials expelled from Olympics

    Aug 2, 2012

    TWO boxing officials were sent packing by organizers on Thursday after controversies in the London Olympics.

    Turkish referee Ishanguly Meretnyyazov was expelled from the tournament for failing to make the right call in a controversial fight on Wednesday between bantamweights Magomed Abdulhamidov of Azerbaijan and Japan's Satoshi Shimizu.

    Shimizu entered the final round seven points behind but rallied to knock down Abdulhamidov six times.

    That would have resulted in a stoppage victory but instead the Azeri fighter still won by five points.

    The Japanese fighter was later declared the winner and boxing’s world governing body Aiba explained the Arezi fighter should have been given "at least" three standing counts and the fight should have been stopped then.

    Aghajan Abiyev, an Azeri technical official, was said to have communicated about the competition with the Azeri team, which is in breach of the rules and merited expulsion.

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