Contestants 'Punch' Each Other Ahead of Boxing India Elections

The elections, being conducted by the provisionally recognised Boxing India (BI), have been mired in controversy. The voting was initially scheduled to be held on July 9 but was postponed by BI, citing a directive from the International Boxing Association.

updated: September 03, 2014 09:16 IST
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After many delays, Boxing India, the provisional body entrusted with the responsibility of conducting elections by AIBA after the termination of the Indian Boxing Federation in December 2012, has announced September 11 as the new date to hold the polls for the formation of a new federation.

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New Delhi: The long-pending elections to form a new Indian Boxing Federation have run into rough weather yet again with Rakesh Thakran, a contestant for the Secretary General's post, demanding the rejection of his rival Jay Kowli's nomination papers on technical grounds.

Thakran, who represents the Haryana State Boxing Association, claims that Kowli's nomination papers cannot stand scrutiny as his candidature has been seconded by the same man, who has acted as a proposer for two other candidates.

As per rules, a person, in this case Bharatkumar Whaval from the Maharashtra Boxing Association, cannot be both a proposer and seconder for different candidates.

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