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  • Indian coaches allowed at ringside in CWG Boxing 4 days ago

    Mumbai: There is a good news for Indian boxers at the Commonwealth Games starting on Wednesday in Glasgow with the world body AIBA reversing its original stand of not allowing coaches to second them at ringside during bouts. A communication received from AIBA to a senior boxing official said that the...
  • Boxing India gets provisional approval from AIBA May 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The group which has been approved by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) to be a provisional representative of India till a new federation takes charge is an amalgamation of corporates and long-serving officials with two prominent sponsors of the sport taking the administrative plunge. The CMD of long-time Indian...
  • High time IOA cleaned up boxing mess May 8, 2014

    Boxing is one sport where India can aspire to win a clutch of medals at the upcoming Commonwealth and the Asian Games. Shockingly there is no elected body to govern the sport and things cannot be run in such a cavalier fashion if boxers have to be at their best. It...
  • Indian boxing facing crisis of talent: Mohd Ali Qamar May 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian boxing is staring at a crisis of talent due to the ongoing international termination as it has severely damaged the domestic structure which throws up new pugilists, feels the country's first Commonwealth Games gold-medallist and national selector Mohammad Ali Qamar. Speaking to PTI here on the sidelines of...
  • Boxing ad-hoc committee fixes trial dates for CWG April 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The ad-hoc committee set up by the IOA to run some affairs of Indian boxing on Thursday decided to hold selection trials for the Commonwealth Games next month after a meeting here. The six-member committee, headed by veteran administrator Tarlochan Singh, met for the first time on Thursday and...
  • Sports Ministry derecognises Indian Boxing Federation April 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Livid with the suspended Indian Amateur Boxing Federation's refusal to comply with its directives, the Sports Ministry on Tuesday derecognised the IABF with immediate effect. It comes as another massive jolt to the IABF, which has already been terminated by its international parent body, AIBA. "The matter has been considered...
  • Vijender Singh seeks government help to resolve boxing crisis March 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Star boxer Vijender Singh urged the central government to step in and resolve the ongoing crisis in Indian boxing for betterment of the sport, here. "The country's boxing federation has been suspended by the International body. I would request our government to step forward and resolve the issue",...
  • I only care about boxing: Vijender Singh March 19, 2014

    The Olympic medallist says he is not supporting any particular group but hopes AIBA lifts the ban off Indian federation. ...
  • Defiant IABF plans Nationals, AIBA says won't recognise March 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Terminated and humiliated they might be, but officials of the Indian Amateur Boxing Federation are planning to conduct the National Championships for youth (men) and senior women even as the International Boxing Association made it clear that such a move won't get its approval. The faction, which is led...
  • Boxers will not suffer due to IBF termination, says sports minister March 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian Boxing Federation might be in trouble following its termination by the International Boxing Association (AIBA), but sports minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday assured the boxers that their training would not suffer and would be provided with all the required facilities. "All training facilities will be given to...
  • What next for terminated Indian Boxing Federation? March 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The International Boxing Association's decision to terminate India from its fold is set to be a blessing in disguise for the IBF which would now be forced to conduct fresh elections, something that the present set of office-bearers had been adamantly resisting. The decision to terminate IBF has, in...
  • International Boxing Association terminates India for damaging sport March 4, 2014

    Lausanne: Furious with the current logjam in the suspended Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF), the International Boxing Association (AIBA) has terminated the IABF from its fold stating that the current set of office-bearers are "damaging the image, reputation and interest" of the sport. In a tersely-worded statement, the AIBA said it...
  • IBF representatives should not vote in IOA polls: IOC, AIBA January 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The suspended Indian Boxing Federation will not have any representation in the upcoming IOA elections after the IOC and the AIBA instructed that no official from the IBF be allowed to cast a vote in the February 9 polls. IBF President Abhishek Matoria, senior vice-President Bhupinder Singh and Manipur...
  • Officials trade punches as boxers slide in 2013 December 25, 2013

    New Delhi: The continuing administrative logjam worsened into a full-fledged factional tug-of-war while Indian boxing's poster boy, Vijender Singh, found himself at the center of a devastating drug scandal in what was a thoroughly tumultuous year for the country's pugilists. Suspended internationally last year, the Indian Boxing Federation remained a pariah...
  • Madan Lal bows out of World Boxing Championships October 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Madan Lal's (52kg) campaign at the AIBA World Boxing Championships came to an end in his very first bout in the competition that began in Almaty, Kazakhstan Monday. The 21-year-old, competing in his first world championships, put up a good show but came up short against Moldova's Alexandros Riscan....
  • Mary Kom hopes suspension of IBF is lifted by world body September 30, 2013

    Mumbai: Star boxer M C Mary Kom is very upset with the suspension of the Indian Boxing Federation (IBF) by its parent world body AIBA and is fervently hoping that the issue would be sorted out at the earliest for the benefit of young Indian hopefuls. "I feel very upset. I...
  • Two Indian boxers in Junior World Boxing Championships quarters September 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian boxers Aditya Maan (66kg) and Ashish (63kg) made their way into the quarter-finals of the AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships with contrasting wins in the last-16 stage of the event in Kiev, Ukraine. But it was disappointment for 2013 Junior Asian Championship bronze-medallist Vishnu Dayanand Chayal (57kg) -...
  • AIBA extends deadline for IBF elections by one month August 29, 2013

    Patiala: In a major reprieve to the suspended India Boxing Federation, the International Boxing Association has decided to extend the deadline for the IBF to hold a re-election. After setting a November 4 deadline initially, the AIBA has revised it to December 4, citing a "request" from the body, which was...
  • We will have re-elections, says IBF general secretary August 28, 2013

    Patiala: The under-pressure Indian boxing Federation on Wednesday said it will conduct a re-election and has amended its constitution as instructed by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) after the world body threatened a blanket ban on the country's boxers and coaches following the October World Championships. "We are ready for elections....
  • Feeling good about my game but can do better: Vijender Singh August 28, 2013

    Patiala: "There was a little bit of pressure but I am relaxed now", said star boxer Vijender Singh as he dug from his wealth of experience to present a strong case for selection in the trials for the World Championships to be held from October 11 to 27. The 27-year-old, who...
  • Hold election, else boxers will suffer: AIBA to IBF August 28, 2013

    New Delhi: The Indian boxers continue to suffer for no fault of theirs and now they are in danger of being barred from all international competitions after the Oct 11-27 World Championships if their suspended federation does not hold a fresh, free and fair election by Nov 4. Governing body AIBA,...
  • World Boxing Championships 2013: AIBA allows India to participate August 28, 2013

    Patiala: Indian boxers have been given the go-ahead to participate in the October World Championships by International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) but the world body has decided to bar them from any competition after that if the Indian Boxing Federation (IBF) fails to conduct a re-election by November. In an e-mail...
  • AIBA bans Indian boxers post World Championships August 27, 2013

    New Delhi: The International Boxing Federation (AIBA) has decided to extend the Indian federation's suspension to its boxers and coaches. However, the Indians would be able to compete in the Oct 11-27 World Championships as AIBA had already "authorised" their participation. AIBA, which had suspended the Indian Boxing Federation (IBF) in...
  • Devendro rises to 2nd, Manoj 6th in AIBA rankings August 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Manoj Kumar was the biggest mover as he broke into the top-10 at sixth but rising star L Devendro Singh was the best-placed Indian at second in the latest International Boxing Association (AIBA) rankings here. The 20-year-old Devendro (49kg), who won a silver medal at the...
  • Indian boxers await stiff challenge at Asian Championships June 28, 2013

    Their performance at the last Asian Championships was historic in every sense of the word but emulating that would be a herculean task for the Indian boxers when they step into the ring in the upcoming edition of the continental event in Amman, Jordan. Last time around, India ended with a...
  • Boxing chief Ching-kuo Wu confirms IOC presidency bid May 23, 2013

    Taiwan's world boxing chief (AIBA) President Ching-kuo Wu announced his intention to run for International Olympic Committee president on Thursday, saying the Olympic movement should be bigger than just the Games. IOC Executive Board member Wu is the fourth IOC member following Germany's Thomas Bach and Singaporean Ng Ser Miang,...
  • Vijender Singh might try his hand in professional boxing May 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh is open to the idea of competing in professional boxing as he feels with the headguards going out of the equation in the amateur arena, the dividing line between the two formats has blurred considerably. The strapping six-footer, who was content being an amateur...
  • Boxers suffer as IBF upsets AIBA again May 14, 2013

    New Delhi: The suspended Indian Boxing Federation has infuriated the International Boxing Association (AIBA) yet again and it is the pugilists who are paying the price for their refusal to act according to the world body's diktat. The AIBA is livid with the IBF for giving out details of the Indian...
  • AIBA objects to official doctor's presence, bans India jersey March 11, 2013

    New Delhi: There seems to be no respite in sight for Indian boxing as AIBA removed official team doctor Nirmolak Singh from the playing arena and also barred boxers from wearing India jersey at the Youth Asian Championship in Subic Bay, Philippines. After AIBA's objection, Nirmolak was forced to stay...
  • AIBA approves IABF's amended constitution February 25, 2013

    New Delhi: After the lifting of suspension on Indian boxers, the barred Indian Amateur Boxing Federation has got another shot in the arm with the world body, AIBA, approving its amended constitution. "The amended constitution has been approved and we have sent a copy of it to the Sports Ministry as...