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Boxing India earned Official Recognition from AIBA

Sep 16, 2014 09:09 IST

AIBA Executive Committee Bureau on 15 September 2014 formally recognised Boxing India as the provisional AIBA National Federation to represent the sport of boxing in India.

The recognition of Boxing India was confirmed through an official letter of the President of the International Boxing Association (AIBA), Dr Ching-Kuo Wu to the President of Boxing India Sandeep Jajodia.

After AIBA Executive Committee unanimous approval of the Provisional Membership, Boxing India waits final ratification by the 2014 AIBA Congress, which will be held in Jeju Islands, Korea in November 2014.


With this recognition, the Ad Hoc Committee that was established by the Indian Olympic Association will no longer represent boxing in India and manage all boxing related matters including managing all level of competitions. Now, all these activities will be undertaken by Boxing India in full cooperation with AIBA.

AIBA also asked Boxing India to apply for membership of IOA and receive its recognition following the IOC Charter.

Background

AIBA’s recognition to AIBA ended a one-and-a-half year long impasse of Indian boxing after the new body headed by Sandeep Jajodia was elected in Mumbai in first week of September 2014 for a four-year term in the elections that was conducted through a secret ballot in presence of two AIBA observers.

The erstwhile Indian Amateur Boxing Federation was terminated in December 2012 for alleged manipulation in elections. Thereafter, AIBA Executive Committee decided to terminate India in March 2014 due to serious violations of the AIBA Statutes and Bylaws.

 

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