Within hours after the news broke on Wednesday that boxer Sarita Devi was handed a one-year ban by International Boxing Federation (AIBA) for refusing to accept her bronze medal at the 2014 Asian Games, Indian government backed the boxer by writing to AIBA to revoke the ban.
Cuba`s Rances Barthelemy will make his first defence of his International Boxing Federation super featherweight world title Saturday against Argentine veteran Fernando Saucedo in Mashantucket, Connecticut.
Britain`s Kell Brook stretched his perfect record to 33 straight wins by beating Shawn Porter by a majority decision late Saturday to capture the International Boxing Federation`s world welterweight title.
There was no controversy or arguing over the outcome this time as Carl Froch knocked out George Groves in the eighth round in defence of his two world super-middleweight titles at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.
The International Boxing Federation (AIBA) 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.