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Sports Ministry bars IABF from using Indian in title

The IABF was terminated by the AIBA for manipulation in its 2012 elections, a move that led to four years of administrative turmoil in Indian boxing.

Sep 21, 2017, 23:00 PM IST

Railways and Services Sports Control Board fume at being left out of boxing polls

Neither Railways Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) nor the Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) will be a part of the election process to constitute the Boxing Federation of India.

Sep 24, 2016, 18:14 PM IST

Bury differences, AIBA committee to Indian boxing family

The AIBA-appointed ad-hoc committee to run boxing in India has urged all stakeholders to bury their differences and show a "disciplined approach" to end the long-dragging administrative crisis in the sport.

Sep 23, 2015, 18:14 PM IST

We desperately need more exposure, plead Indian boxers

They are delivering the medals despite the absence of a national body but desperation is setting in for the Indian boxers, who concede that lack of international exposure because of the current administrative mess is hurting them badly.

Sep 07, 2015, 16:40 PM IST

Terminated IABF eyes revival, seeks meeting with Sarbananda Sonowal

Rendered a pariah ever since it was terminated by the International Boxing Association (AIBA), the Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF) has sought a meeting with Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to "end the administrative logjam that currently plagues the sport".

Aug 03, 2015, 17:50 PM IST

Now, a formal body to run pro-boxing in India

Amateur boxing in India might be in shambles but professional boxing is all set to get a massive fillip in the country with the launch of a governing body to facilitate pugilists, who wish to follow in Vijender Singh's footsteps and try their luck in the lucrative circuit.

Jul 07, 2015, 14:51 PM IST

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.

Dec 25, 2014, 13:33 PM IST

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.

Jun 27, 2014, 19:59 PM IST

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.

May 16, 2014, 19:28 PM IST

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.

May 15, 2014, 23:14 PM IST

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.

May 06, 2014, 18:37 PM IST

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.

Apr 17, 2014, 19:26 PM IST

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.

Apr 14, 2014, 20:27 PM IST

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.

Apr 01, 2014, 14:09 PM IST

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.

Mar 19, 2014, 20:28 PM IST

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.

Mar 12, 2014, 16:33 PM IST

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.

Mar 05, 2014, 08:21 AM IST

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.

Feb 03, 2014, 20:47 PM IST

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.

Apr 10, 2013, 12:43 PM IST

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.

Apr 03, 2013, 15:44 PM IST