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Former AIBA Vice President from Kazakhstan, Mr. Beket Makhmutov, who also performed as international RJ and ITO, died today at age 81. He was AIBA Vice President for 10 years, from 1996 to 2006. 

“We send sincere condolences to Mr. Makhmutov’s family, friends and to all Kazakhstan boxing federation,” said AIBA Interim President Dr. Mohamed Moustahsane.   

“He was part of AIBA Family for many years, serving for the best of our beloved sport as a coach, official and Vice President. It’s a big loss for the whole boxing world,” he added. 

Mr. Beket Makhmutov had a long career in boxing: 

1993-1999 – President of Kazakhstan Boxing Federation 
1996-2006 – Vice President of AIBA
since 2009 – Vice President of Kazakhstan Boxing Federation