Seeking to distance itself from the controversy surrounding L Sarita Devi's semifinal loss in the Asian Games, recently-elected Boxing India President Sandeep Jajodia on Friday said the matter is for the IOA to resolve with world governing body AIBA.
After granting provisional recognition to Boxing India, the International Boxing Association (AIBA) has now asked the newly-elected body to apply for IOA membership while making it clear that it would no longer deal with the ad-hoc committee which had been appointed for the sport.
Indian boxing finally came out of an administrative exile after the International body AIBA gave provisional recognition to the newly-elected Boxing India, clearing the decks for the the country's pugilists' hassle-free participation in the upcoming Asian Games.
Ending more than one-and-a-half year-old impasse in Indian boxing officialdom, a new body headed by industrialist Sandeep Jajodia was elected here today for a four-year term in the elections conducted via a secret ballot in the presence of two observers from world body AIBA.
Sandeep Jajodia, CMD of Indian boxing's long-time sponsors -- the Monnet Group --, is all set to be elected unopposed as the president of the much-anticipated new Federation after he was the sole candidate left in fray on the final day of filing nominations for the September 11 polls.
The tug of war ahead of the much-delayed elections to form a new Indian Boxing Federation is intensifying with every approaching day and the body entrusted with the job of conducting the polls is now facing allegations of manipulating the election rules.
The long-pending elections to form a new Indian Boxing Federation have run into rough weather yet again with Rakesh Thakran, a contestant for the Secretary General's post, demanding the rejection of his rival Jay Kowli's nomination papers on technical grounds.
Calling the suspended Gujarat State Amateur Boxing Association uncooperative, Boxing India (BI) Friday said it would form a Dispute Commission to address the issues related to GSABA after the crucial September 11 elections.
Claiming conspiracy in the suspension of Gujarat Amateur Boxing Association, its General Secretary I D Nanavati has written to the International Boxing Association (AIBA) complaining that the move was aimed at stopping him from participating in the upcoming Boxing India elections.
The prolonged mess in the terminated Indian Amateur Boxing Federation is finally showing some signs of resolution with the AIBA-approved Boxing India getting the support 26 state units in a general council meeting today where it was also decided to hold IABF elections on July 9.
After staking its claim to form the new Indian Boxing Federation, the faction led by former Secretary General P K Muralidharan Raja has now submitted its vision document to the International Boxing Association, promising to implement AIBA proposals on various issues within six months of taking over.
There seems to be no respite in sight for Indian boxing as AIBA removed official team doctor Nirmolak Singh from the playing arena and also barred boxers from wearing India jersey at the Youth Asian Championship in Subic Bay, Philippines.