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06/19/2010

Former boxing official Anwar Chowdhry dies at 87

June 19, 2010 |  5:24 pm

Anwar Chowdhry, who was ousted as president of the International Amateur Boxing Assn. in 2006 over alleged corruption and mismanagement, has died. He was 87.

Pakistan Boxing Federation spokesman Obaid Awan said Chowdhry died of a heart attack in Karachi.

In 2006, Taiwan's Ching-kuo Wu ousted Chowdhry after leading the boxing association for 20 years.

The next year, Chowdhry was barred for life from any involvement with the governing body for allegedly mishandling hundreds of thousands of dollars in federation funds.

-- Associated Press

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