Indian boxers pack a punch but administrative mess continues in 2014
Indian boxers pack a punch but administrative mess continues in 2014

Inside the ring, the men and women who mattered gave their blood, sweat and tears to conquer adversity with elan but outside, sparring for power continued to cast a shadow on Indian boxing in a year which was sparkling in parts but also blighted by some unsavoury controversies.

Laishram Sarita Devi's suspension: Delhi High Court seeks Boxing India's response
Laishram Sarita Devi's suspension: Delhi High Court seeks Boxing India's response

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought a response from Boxing India on a plea challenging International Boxing Association's (AIBA) decision to suspend boxer Laishram Sarita Devi for refusing to accept the bronze medal at the Asian Games in South Korea.

International Boxing Association urges IOA to recognise Boxing India
International Boxing Association urges IOA to recognise Boxing India

Calling on the IOA to recognise Boxing India, International Boxing Association (AIBA) President Dr Ching Kuo-Wu has said that refusing affiliation to BI amounts to going against the Olympic Charter.

IOA refuses to recognise Boxing India, its prez slams AIBA
IOA refuses to recognise Boxing India, its prez slams AIBA

Indian Olympic Association rejected Boxing India's application for recognition as the national federation, with its president N Ramachandran saying that BI was "imposed" by the world body AIBA against the wishes of the IOA.

Sarita Devi to face one-year-ban, will qualify for 2016 Rio Olympics

The International Boxing Association (AIBA) banned Indian boxer, Sarita Devi for one year, along with imposing a fine of 1000 CHF (Swiss Frank) for not accepting her 2014 Asian Games bronze medal.

AIBA urged to take lenient view on Sarita Devi: Centre to HC
AIBA urged to take lenient view on Sarita Devi: Centre to HC

The Centre on Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that it has written to the International Boxing Association (AIBA) requesting it to revoke the provisional suspension of boxer Laisram Sarita Devi for refusing to accept the bronze medal at the Asian Games in South Korea.

Wrote letter to AIBA to save Sarita Devi's career: Sachin Tendulkar
Wrote letter to AIBA to save Sarita Devi's career: Sachin Tendulkar

Retired batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar said on Wednesday the whole idea behind his writing a letter to world boxing body AIBA was to save woman boxer L Sarita Devi's career from ending abruptly after the Asian Games controversy in Incheon.

I'm baffled why IOA won't recognise us: Boxing India President
I'm baffled why IOA won't recognise us: Boxing India President

 Frustrated by Indian Olympic Association's refusal to grant them recognition, Boxing India President Sandeep Jajodia on Wednesday said he was "baffled" by IOA's logic of trying to keep an ad-hoc committee relevant even when an elected body is in place to run the sport.

Sarita Devi banned for a year but career saved
Sarita Devi banned for a year but career saved

 Indian woman boxer L Sarita Devi was on Wednesday handed a one-year ban by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) for refusing to accept her bronze medal at the Asian Games but the punishment is unlikely to hurt her career too badly as she would be available to compete in the 2016 Olympic qualifiers.

Indian ministry bats for Sarita Devi, writes to AIBA to revoke ban
Indian ministry bats for Sarita Devi, writes to AIBA to revoke ban

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.

AIBA bans Sarita Devi for one year,  foreign coach BI Fernandez for two
AIBA bans Sarita Devi for one year, foreign coach BI Fernandez for two

Boxer Sarita Devi on Wednesday was handed a one-year ban by International Boxing Federation (AIBA) for refusing to accept her bronze medal at the 2014 Asian Games.

IOA sitting on our application for recognition: BI
IOA sitting on our application for recognition: BI

A new body is in place to run boxing in India but the turmoil in the sport seems far from over with the Indian Olympic Association sitting on Boxing India's request for recognition even as its ad-hoc committee invited entries for next year's National Games despite having no validity.

Sarita Devi finally gets her Asian Games bronze medal
Sarita Devi finally gets her Asian Games bronze medal

Boxer Sarita Devi on Wednesday finally received her Asian Games bronze medal which she had refused at the victory ceremony in Incheon under controversial circumstances with the Indian Olympic Association Secretary General Rajeev Mehta presenting it to her here.

PIL in HC challenging boxer Sarita Devi's suspension by AIBA
PIL in HC challenging boxer Sarita Devi's suspension by AIBA

 A PIL on Wednesday came up for hearing in the Delhi High Court challenging the International Boxing Association's (AIBA) decision to suspend boxer Laishram Sarita Devi for refusing to accept the bronze medal at the Asian Games podium ceremony in South Korea.

Boxing India hints Laishram Sarita may get some punishment
Boxing India hints Laishram Sarita may get some punishment

Boxing India on Tuesday hinted that Sarita Devi may get some sort of punishment from AIBA but said that it was hoping for her to escape a long-term ban from the international federation so that her career is not affected much and she can compete in 2016 Olympics.

Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal urges AIBA to take sympathetic view of Sarita Devi
Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal urges AIBA to take sympathetic view of Sarita Devi

Pleading with the International Boxing Association to revoke the suspension imposed on boxer L Sarita Devi, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has written a letter to AIBA President Dr Ching Kuo Wu requesting him to take a sympathetic view given her humble background.

Sachin Tendulkar urges India to back boxer Sarita Devi

Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday reiterated his support for ace Indian boxer Sarita Devi and also urged the nation to support her.

AIBA should review system to avoid controversies: Vikas Gowda
AIBA should review system to avoid controversies: Vikas Gowda

Throwing his weight behind veteran boxer Sarita Devi, who is currently serving a provisional suspension, India's ace discuss thrower Vikas Gowda said AIBA should review the system to avoid such controversies.

Sachin Tendulkar to discuss Sarita Devi ban with Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday
Sachin Tendulkar to discuss Sarita Devi ban with Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday

 Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar will be meeting Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday to discuss Sarita Devi's possible ban, which could be imposed on the boxer by AIBA for refusing to accept the bronze medal during the Incheon Asian Games medal ceremony.

We will pursue Sarita Devi's case: Sarbanand Sonowal
We will pursue Sarita Devi's case: Sarbanand Sonowal

 Sports Minister Sarbanand Sonowal on Tuesday said that the government is more than keen to pursue Indian woman boxer L Sarita Devi's matter with AIBA to get her suspension, which was imposed on her for not accepting the bronze medal at Asian Games medal ceremony, overturned.