Boxing India Granted Permanent Membership in AIBA

Boxing India was earlier granted provisional recognition by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) after the elections but is still to get the approval from the Sports Ministry and the Indian Olympic Association.

Updated: November 14, 2014 15:14 IST
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New Delhi: Completing India's rehabilitation into the international boxing fold, International Boxing Association (AIBA) on Friday unanimously gave permanent membership to the recently-elected Boxing India during its quadrennial congress in Jeju Islands, Korea.

"We are extremely delighted to be unanimously accepted as the permanent Member of AIBA, at the ongoing AIBA quadrennial Congress at Jeju Island, South Korea," Boxing India President Sandeep Jajodia said in a statement.

"Boxing India carries the aspiration of the nation and will do its utmost to enable India win global acclaim in boxing. We will work hard to promote boxing in the country and endeavour to make it the most viewed sport in the nation while focusing on replenishing and further developing the boxing economy of the region," he added. (Sarita Devi in Trouble, Boxing Career Faces a Knockout Punch: World Body)

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