Indian Boxing

  • IOA forms ad-hoc panel to run boxing in India 03-04-2014 05:10 PM

    New Delhi: To ensure that boxers and coaches remain affected by the Federation's international termination and derecognition at home, the IOA on Thursday formed an ad-hoc Committee to handle issues related to coaching and selection in the beleaguered sport. The first Executive Council meeting of the IOA was held on...
  • Sports Ministry derecognises Indian Boxing Federation 01-04-2014 01:07 PM

    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...
  • Vijender Singh seeks government help to resolve boxing crisis 28-03-2014 05:58 PM

    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",...
  • Unilateral termination unfair: IBF President 04-03-2014 04:43 PM

    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...
  • What next for terminated Indian Boxing Federation? 04-03-2014 12:44 PM

    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,...
  • Indian Boxing Federation set for SGM to plan breakthrough 22-01-2014 06:30 PM

    New Delhi: In a desperate bid to get its international suspension lifted in the next couple of months, the Indian Boxing Federation is planning to call a Special General Meeting to work out the date for an AGM where the schedule for a fresh election would be finalised. Some zonal...
  • Officials trade punches as boxers slide in 2013 25-12-2013 11:55 AM

    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...
  • Gurbax Singh Sandhu named chief boxing coach till 2016 Olympics 20-11-2013 03:06 PM

    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...
  • Two disgruntled boxers warned, third summoned by IBF 21-09-2013 07:00 PM

    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)...
  • Disgruntled boxers showcaused, IBF sets September 15 deadline 03-09-2013 09:48 PM

    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...
  • IBF forms disciplinary committee to hear charges of fixing 02-09-2013 04:38 PM

    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...
  • We will have re-elections, says IBF general secretary 28-08-2013 08:39 PM

    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...
  • Hold election, else boxers will suffer: AIBA to IBF 28-08-2013 05:08 PM

    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...
  • World Boxing Championships 2013: AIBA allows India to participate 28-08-2013 12:28 PM

    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...
  • Shiva aims for World C'ships 10-07-2013 12:44 PM

    New Delhi: He is smiling ear to ear after becoming the youngest Indian boxer to strike gold at the Asian Boxing Championships, but teen sensation Shiva Thapa hardly has any time to rest on the laurels as he has already set his sights on the World Championships to be held...
  • Victorious Indian boxing team arrives home 10-07-2013 11:31 AM

    A victorious Indian boxing team returned back home after a successful Asian Championships where Shiva Thapa bagged a gold medal. Other than a gold for Thapa, Mandeep Jangra (69kg) won the silver medal, while the bronze was bagged by Manoj Kumar (64kg). ...
  • Indian boxers await stiff challenge at Asian Championships 28-06-2013 05:21 PM

    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...
  • Vijender Singh might try his hand in professional boxing 21-05-2013 03:47 PM

    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...
  • Indian boxers win European title, create history 20-05-2013 06:56 PM

    Limassol: Indian boxers scaled new frontiers as they powered through to claim the top rank and bag the 2013 Invitational FXTM International Limassol Boxing Cup. The Indian pugilists displayed grit and talent throughout the tournament and a stunning performance particularity in the finals Sunday with a total tally of 10...
  • Boxers suffer as IBF upsets AIBA again 14-05-2013 04:50 PM

    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 boxing going through its toughest phase: Fernandes 13-05-2013 03:28 PM

    New Delhi: International suspension coupled with the drug scandal that maligned Vijender Singh, has left Indian boxing grappling with its most "difficult phase" ever, feels the country's Cuban coach for over two decades -- Blas Iglesias Fernandes. "Certainly, it is the most difficult period for Indian boxing. We have taken...