A ruling that amateur fighters in Wales must be clean shaven will be overturned, Welsh Boxing has announced. The year-old Cardiff University student said he had "missed out on a lot of experiences" as he could not compete because of his faith. The Sikh principle of Kesh prevents the removal of any hair on the body, because it is considered sacred and a gift from God. A WABA statement said the decision had been taken after receiving legal advice, consultation with the international regulatory body and an internal review of its domestic policies and rules. The English amateur body, England Boxing, also reversed the ban following a campaign from Sikh and Muslim boxers.
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The body responsible for amateur boxing in Wales is "not fit for purpose" and "does not qualify for public funding", an independent audit report says. Sports Wales said it would continue funding the association, but it had put special measures in place. The report into the activities of the Welsh Amateur Boxing Association WABA was commissioned by the association, alongside the Welsh government and Sports Wales which oversees and promotes sport and advises the government. In their report, which has been published in a redacted form on WABA's website , the auditors said: "It is our view that in its current state WABA is not fit for purpose and does not qualify to receive public money. The report also raises issues over the way the association has been run since becoming a limited company in
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