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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • International Boxing Association terminates India for damaging sport March 4, 2014

    Indian boxing has been plunged into chaos with the International Boxing Association terminating the membership of the IABF. ...
  • 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...
  • IABF ignores Vijender Singh for representing India in international events April 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Beijing Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh, allegedly involved in a drug scandal, will not be considered for selection for two upcoming international events for missing the trials. The beleaguered Indian boxer, who has been accused by the Punjab Police of consuming heroin, missed the two-day boxing trials in Patiala...
  • 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...
  • AIBA to allow participation of Indian boxers under its flag February 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The International Boxing Federation has decided to allow Indian boxers to participate in competitions approved by it under its flag, reversing the world body's earlier decision to bar them in the aftermath of the country's ban by the IOC. In a letter to the Indian Amateur Boxing Federation, the...
  • Ex-IOA official Randhir Singh confident IABF ban will be lifted February 20, 2013

    Mumbai: Indian International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Randhir Singh is confident the world amateur boxing federation (AIBA) will soon lift its ban on the country's pugilists, the official told Reuters on Wednesday. The AIBA suspended the Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF) in early December for "possible manipulation" of its elections, in...
  • Vijender wants to save Indian boxing from political mess February 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Beijing Olympic bronze-medallist Vijender Singh Tuesday said given a chance he would not mind stepping in to clean up the mess that the Indian Amateur Boxing Federation finds itself in following the ban imposed by the International Boxing Association (AIBA). "If I get a chance, I would want to...
  • IABF agrees to govt guidelines on age and tenure February 12, 2013

    New Delhi: The suspended Indian Amateur Boxing Federation has incorporated the government guidelines on age and tenure in its amended constitution and has requested the Sports Ministry to re-recognise the body for falling in line. "We have incorporated the age and tenure guidelines in amended constitution that is with AIBA right...
  • IABF writes to Sports Secy, seeks end to SAI letters to AIBA February 12, 2013

    New Delhi: With the International Boxing Association taking strong exception to Sports Authority of India's letters, the suspended Indian Boxing Federation has sought the Sports Secretary's intervention to stop SAI from communicating with AIBA. A furious AIBA has apparently warned the IABF that letters from SAI seeking some clarification or the...
  • IABF chairman Abhay Singh Chautala set to lose his post February 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Abhay Singh Chautala could be on his way out as the Indian Amateur Boxing Federation's chairman as the IABF has decided to remove the nominated post from its amended constitution sent to AIBA for approval. Chautala was made nominated chairman of the IABF in its September elections after completing...
  • No choice but to suspend boxers, coaches: AIBA January 17, 2013

    New Delhi: A miffed International Boxing Association Thursday said it was left with no choice but to suspend the Indian boxers and coaches from world events given the "lack of progress" in resolving the electoral mess that led to IABF's suspension late last year. "Given the lack of progress made...
  • IABF ban: Does anyone care about the world-class Indian boxers? January 17, 2013

    New Delhi: The barring of Indian boxers from participating in international meets by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) and the Indian sports ministry on Wednesday has not only further highlighted the mess that Indian sports is mired in, but also left a band of brothers and sisters facing a rocky...
  • Indian boxers barred from participation in international meets January 17, 2013

    New Delhi: The international boxing federation (AIBA) has barred Indian boxers' participation in tournaments across the world. A directive from the governing body Wednesday said that no Indian player will be allowed to play in tournaments under its aegis until the ban on the Indian Boxing Ameteur Federation (IABF) is...
  • AIBA allows Indian boxers to compete but bars officials December 13, 2012

    New Delhi: The International Boxing Association has allowed India's youth pugilists to compete in a tournament in Azerbaijan but has barred the officials from accompanying the boys, insisting that it does not recognise the Secretary General or any other office-bearer of the suspended federation. The Boxing Federation of Azerbaijan has invited...
  • Confusion in IABF over who deals with AIBA December 12, 2012

    New Delhi: The re-election and constitutional amendments that would get the provisional suspension on the Indian Boxing Federation lifted have been left in a limbo as the world body is refusing to correspond with the new set of office-bearers, insisting on dealing with the old guard only. Suspended for "possible manipulation"...
  • Administrators to blame for boxing body ban: Gaurav Kalra December 11, 2012

    The International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) has provisionally suspended the Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF). Where does that put our boxers? CNN-IBN's sports editor Gaurav Kalra joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. What will be the impact of the ban on Indian Amateur Boxing Federation on the...
  • Sports Ministry of India derecognises IABF and AAI December 7, 2012

    New Delhi: The union ministry of sports Friday derecognised the Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF) and the Archery Association of India (AAI) for manipulation in their election process. Justifying the decision, Sports Minister Jitendra Singh said AAI violated the Sports Code of India while the election process of the boxing...
  • IABF ready for re-election, says Abhay Singh Chautala December 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Rattled by the International Boxing Association's decision to provisionally suspend the Indian Federation, Chairman Abhay Singh Chautala Friday said he was willing to step down from his post and the body was ready to hold a re-election to regain AIBA's affiliation. The International Boxing Association suspended the IABF...
  • Mary Kom eyes Olympic glory before retirement July 21, 2012

    The lone Indian woman boxer to have qualified for the upcoming London Olympics MC Mary Kom on Saturday said, “I feel proud and honoured to be part of boxing for such a long time now. I have seen the game grow from its nascent stage in India to where it...