Fighters safer without headgear - AIBA chief Ching-Kuo Wu
Fighters safer without headgear - AIBA chief Ching-Kuo Wu

The decision to remove protective headgear in men`s amateur boxing has made the sport safer by reducing concussions and forcing fighters to protect their heads more, Ching-Kuo Wu, the president of the governing AIBA, told Reuters on Wednesday.

International Boxing Association terminates India, says office-bearers damaging sport

Furious with the current logjam in the suspended Indian Boxing Federation, the International Boxing Association has terminated the IBF from its fold stating that the current set of office-bearers are "damaging the image, reputation and interest" of the sport.

Government gets tough; suspends boxing, archery bodies

After the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) suspension of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), now it was the turn of the sports ministry to get into to the act by de-recognising the Archery Association of India (AAI) and suspending the Indian Boxing Federation (IABF).

Female boxers can now either wear shorts or skirts in Olympics

Female boxers at the London Olympics will be allowed to wear either shorts or a skirt under a new amendment to amateur boxing rules. On Thursday,

Women boxers have choice of skirts or shorts at London Games

Women boxers will have the choice of wearing skirts or shorts in the ring at this year`s London Olympics, the sport`s world governing body said on Sunday.

London Olympics: Shorts not skirts, say women boxers

Competitors in the first Olympic women`s boxing tournament next year should not be forced to wear skirts, a member of the British team said on Wednesday.