Mary Kom Wants Boxing India Elections to be Held at the Earliest

World boxing body AIBA first suspended and then terminated the membership of Indian Boxing Federation (IBF) for not following its norms and provisionally approved Boxing India as the new governing body for the sport in the country in May this year.

updated: August 13, 2014 20:36 IST
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Mumbai: Olympic bronze medallist MC Mary Kom is keen that the elections to the newly-formed Boxing India take place at the earliest to ease the concerns of the pugilists like herself about their own future.

"Lots of women boxers are coming up. We are trying to get more medals in the future in any competition. Right now there is no federation. It (erstwhile IBF) is banned, so we are very upset. We will be really grateful if the federation (BI) holds the elections as soon as possible. We are waiting for the election," she told reporters here on Wednesday. (Mary Kom Feels Disrespected by Boxing Administrators)

"It is not in my hands. All the boxers are really depressed. They want to go ahead and focus on the training and competition. The main thing is to participate in the competition. It is up to the committee," she said on the sidelines of a promotional event. (Boxing India Will Conduct Elections on September 11 to Comply With AIBA Rules)

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