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.

Boxing India gets 26 state units` support, elections on July 9

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.

Corporates, administrators come together to run Indian Boxing

The group which has been approved by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) to be a provisional representative of India till a new federation takes charge is an amalgamation of corporates and long-serving officials with two prominent sponsors of the sport taking the administrative plunge.

AIBA approves group to revive IABF

The terminated Indian Amateur Boxing Federation today got a new lease of life with the International Boxing Association approving the application of Boxing India (The Bout outside the Ring) without specifying the individuals representing the group.

AIBA yet to form ad-hoc panel to screen applications for IABF

More than a month after promising an ad-hoc panel to screen applications for the formation of a new Indian Boxing Federation, the International Boxing Association is yet to finalise it despite discussing the country`s case in a recent Executive Committee meeting.

Boxing ad-hoc committee fixes trial dates for CWG

The ad-hoc committee set up by the IOA to run some affairs of Indian boxing today decided to hold selection trials for the Commonwealth Games next month after a meeting here.

IOA ad-hoc committee for boxing to meet on April 17

The ad-hoc committee formed by the IOA to run Indian boxing in the wake of the federation`s international termination, will meet for the first time on April 17 to discuss team selections and conduct of national championships among other issues.

Sports Ministry derecognises IABF

Livid with the suspended Indian Amateur Boxing Federation`s refusal to comply with its directives, the Sports Ministry today derecognised the IABF with immediate effect.

Vijender`s u-turn, open to support any faction

Boxer Vijender Singh today made a u-turn from his stance that he is backing the former IABF secretary-general P K Muralidharan Raja-led faction, saying that whichever group gets the national boxing body`s suspension lifted by the AIBA will receive his support.

Defiant IABF plans Nationals, AIBA says won`t recognise

Terminated and humiliated they might be, but officials of the Indian Amateur Boxing Federation are planning to conduct the National Championships for youth (men) and senior women even as the International Boxing Association made it clear that such a move won`t get its approval.

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.

Aggrieved Fencing Assn writes to IOC for barring from polls

Terming the International Olympic Committee`s decision to bar Fencing Association of India from voting in the February 9 elections of the IOA as "unfair", the FAI has written to the world body to reconsider the move.

Railways archers in limbo due to AAI suspension

The derecognition of the Archery Association of India has jeopardised the careers of archers employed with the Railways as they have been asked not to take part in any tournament conducted by the AAI.

Mohali drug haul: SAI yet to approve Vijender Singh`s leave

Vijender Singh is on leave from the NIS but his application for an extension is yet to be approved by the Sports Authority of India.

Mohali drug haul: IABF president advises Vijender Singh to come clean

Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF) president Abhishek Matoria has advised Vijender Singh to provide his blood and hair samples to National Anti-Doping Agency.

AIBA denies approving IABF constitution, warns of more action

Threatening the IABF with an extended spell of suspension, the International Boxing Association (AIBA) has rejected the barred body`s claim of getting approval for its amended constitution, calling it a "work in progress" for the time being.

AIBA approves IABF`s amended constitution

After the lifting of suspension on Indian boxers, the barred Indian Amateur Boxing Federation has got another shot in the arm with the world body, AIBA, approving its amended constitution.

AIBA to allow participation of Indian boxers under its flag

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.

IABF agrees to government guidelines on age and tenure

The suspended Indian Amateur Boxing Federation has incorporated the government guidelines on age and tenure in its amended constitution and has requested the Sports Ministry to re-recognise the body for falling in line.

IABF is not a recognised body for us: Sports Ministry

The Sports Ministry today refused to attach too much importance to Indian Amateur Boxing Federation`s (IABF) request for government`s intervention terming it as "not a recognised body".