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  • Wrangling continues ahead of Boxing India polls 2 hours 42 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The long-pending elections to form a new Indian Boxing Federation have run into rough weather yet again with Rakesh Thakran, a contestant for the Secretary General's post, demanding the rejection of his rival Jay Kowli's nomination papers on technical grounds. Thakran, who represents the Haryana State Boxing Association, claims...
  • 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...
  • Unilateral termination unfair: IBF President March 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Baffled by the International Boxing Association's decision to terminate it, the suspended Indian Boxing Federation's President Abhishek Matoria on Tuesday said it cannot make sense of the "unfair" decision and will take up the matter with the IOA now. "We think it is unfair, they have acted unilaterally based...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Gurbax Singh Sandhu named chief boxing coach till 2016 Olympics November 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The long-serving Gurbax Singh Sandhu was on Wednesday retained as the national coach of the men's Indian boxing team till the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. "The Indian Boxing Federation is pleased to announce that Mr Gurbaksh Singh Sandhu will be retained as the Chief National Coach of...
  • 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 disgruntled boxers warned, third summoned by IBF September 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Two of the three Indian boxers, who had alleged manipulation in the World Championship trials, were on Saturday let off with warnings by the National Federation even as the third was summoned to appear before the disciplinary committee on September 30. Speaking to PTI, Indian Boxing Federation (IBF) Secretary...
  • Disgruntled boxers showcaused, IBF sets September 15 deadline September 3, 2013

    New Delhi: The three Indian boxers, who alleged manipulation in the trials for the World Championship, were on Tuesday given time until September 15 to respond to showcause notices issued to them by the Indian Boxing Federation's disciplinary committee. The disciplinary panel, comprising of IBF vice-Presidents I D Nanavati and Mukharjee...
  • IBF forms disciplinary committee to hear charges of fixing September 2, 2013

    New Delhi: The Indian Boxing Federation on Monday (IBF) formed a three-member disciplinary committee to look into the allegations of manipulation in the World Championship trials, levelled by three boxers who were not picked for the event. IBF President Abhishek Matoria said the panel will issue showcause notices to the trio...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Boxer Mary Kom's suspension revoked after apology October 7, 2009

    Jamshedpur: Four-time world champions MC Mary Kom's temporary suspension was revoked on Wednesday after the Manipuri pugilist apologised for her unsporting behaviour in the ongoing National Boxing Championships and promised never to repeat it again. "Having considered her achievements and seniority, the temporary suspension till October 27 of Mary Kom...
  • Klitschko retains IBF heavyweight title November 12, 2006

    New York: Vladimir Klitschko of Ukraine retained the International Boxing Federation heavyweight world title on Saturday when he stopped previously unbeaten challenger Calvin Brock in the seventh round at Madison Square Garden. Klitschko dropped Brock with a huge right cross to the jaw. The American rose to his feet at the end...