United World Wrestling to Investigate Match Irregularity

By United World Wrestling Press

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY (December 1) - United World Wrestling has opened an investigation into irregularities surrounding the first-round match between Ali Reza KARIMI (IRI) and Alikhan ZHABRAILOV (RUS) at the U-23 World Championships in Poland. As reported in several news outlets it's believed that Karimi was directed by his coaches to lose the match in avoidance of a potential second-round opponent.

United World Wrestling's Legal and Ethics Committees will review all the facts and in the coming weeks submit their recommendations to the UWW Bureau.