The International Olympic Committee executive board has recommended withdrawing recognition of the International Boxing Association (IBA) over its failure to meet a set of reforms but also confirmed that the sport would be part of the Paris and Los Angeles games.

The IOC suspended the IBA in 2019 over governance, finance, refereeing and ethical issues and did not involve it in running the boxing events at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.

It had also provisionally excluded the sport from the Los Angeles 2028 Games. The decision now only needs the rubberstamping of the IOC session.

"This decision is based on the IOC Comprehensive Report on the Situation of the IBA dated 2 June 2023, which the IOC Executive Board discussed and approved today," the IOC said in a statement.

"The report establishes that the IBA has failed to fulfil the conditions set by the IOC... for lifting the suspension of the IBA's recognition."

Boxing is part of the Paris 2024 Olympics but the qualifications and the competition are being run by the IOC and not by the IBA, as was the case for the Tokyo 2021 edition.

In an IBA report sent to the IOC recently, the association blamed the Olympic body for intransigence and false statements.

But the IOC had repeatedly warned IBA, whose head since 2020 is Russian businessman Umar Kremlev, that it had not done enough.

Other issues such as a sponsorship deal with Russian energy giant Gazprom that has since been terminated further complicated the IBA's position, with Russia invading Ukraine last year.

The Olympic Federation of Ireland today welcomed the recommendation of the IOC Executive Board, in light of Ireland's success in the boxing ring.

A statement from the federation read: "From an Irish perspective boxing has produced over 50% of Ireland's historical medals. Although many other sports are increasingly coming to the fore, boxing remains very important to Ireland’s medal hopes and plays a very important role in communities across the country.

"This recommendation by the IOC Executive Board could ultimately safeguard the future for boxing as an Olympic sport if the recently launched alternative organisation, World Boxing, can gain the support of boxing federations across the world, which the Olympic Federation of Ireland hopes will be the case."