The suspension means that all amateur boxing activities in the United States are immediately suspended. The suspension cancels all sanctioned competitions; coach and official clinics; boxing club activities; membership registrations; and insurance coverage.
According to the official statement, AIBA's actions are a result of USA Boxing's not acting to remove former president Hal Adonis from the board of directors after some controversial comments concerning the involvement of females in Olympic Boxing. Adonis was removed as president of USA Boxing but remained on the board of directors. The following comes from the AIBA's Disciplinary Committee:
“By failing to remove Mr. Adonis from the USA Boxing Board of Directors when it had the chance to do so, USA Boxing, in essence, endorsed Mr. Adonis’ statements and sent out a message that such behavior was acceptable. The action (or lack thereof) and the very serious and harmful nature of Mr. Adonis statements, has jeopardized boxing and the Panel finds it appropriate to impose a suspension upon USA Boxing. This suspension must reflect the severity of the offence.”