New Delhi: Boxer Vijender Singh on Wednesday made a u-turn from his stance that he is backing the former IABF secretary-general PK Muralidharan Raja-led faction, saying that whichever group gets the national boxing body's suspension lifted by the International Boxing Association will receive his support.
"I am with every faction. I am supporting Raja, Abhay Singh Chautala (former IABF president) or for that matter Ashok Matoria (present IABF president). I am supporting every group. I am a boxer and my job is boxing. I am not a politician that I would be supporting this group or that group. Whichever faction will help in taking the Indian boxing forward, I am with that group," Vijender told reporters.
Indian Amateur Boxing Federation's (IABF) suspension has rendered the country's boxers ineligible to compete in any international event. Furious with the current logjam in the IABF, the International Boxing Association had terminated the body from its fold stating that the current set of office-bearers are "damaging the image, reputation and interest" of the sport.