Amateur International Boxing Association Lifts Provisional Ban on India, Approves New Body Called Boxing India

The Indian Boxing Federation was under suspension since December 2012 for failing elect a proper set of office-bearers.

updated: May 20, 2014 16:53 IST
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The Amateur International Boxing Association has lifted the provisional ban on India and recognized a new body called Boxing India. India (Indian Boxing Federation) were under suspension since December 2012 for failing to elect a proper set of office-bearers.

According to a press release, the AIBA Executive Committee has decided to entrust the governance of boxing in India to those "who recognize its potential and have the administrative and operational capabilities to further develop the boxing ecosystem."

The release claims that the AIBA was impressed by a presentation made to its Executive Committee on Boxing India: Bout Outside The Ring. The presentation was led by Sandeep Jajodia of Monnet Ispat Ltd, the primary sponsors of Indian boxing. Among others who represented India were Udit Sheth of World Series Boxing and Jay Kowli, the president of Maharashtra Boxing Association. Kowli is also an international referee and judge.

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