AIBA STATEMENT: New Birth of National Boxing Federation in India15 May 2014
The International Boxing Association (AIBA) Executive Committee (EC) has approved the application of Boxing India (The Bout outside the Ring) as provisional new AIBA member for India until ratification by the AIBA Congress, following recommendations by the AIBA Evaluation Committee. This latest AIBA EC Decision was officially announced by AIBA President Dr Ching-Kuo Wu in his letter to the President of the India Olympic Association, Mr Narayna Ramachandran.
“The new vision and the initiatives proposed by this organization to revive the sport of boxing in the country in a professional and ethical manner have convinced AIBA that there would be no better organization than Boxing India to represent our sport in India,” – declared Dr Ching-Kuo Wu following this important announcement underlining the support of the Indian Olympic Association during the selection process.
It was on March 3, 2014 that the AIBA Executive Committee decided to end AIBA’s official relationship with the Indian Amateur Boxing Federation and to provisionally exclude this national federation from AIBA membership due to serious violations of the AIBA Statutes and Bylaws. Following this decision, it was decided to establish a new AIBA National Federation in India with the right group of people who would support the principles of AIBA in terms of ethics and fairness. For that, AIBA launched an Evaluation Committee to assess all the applications received by potential groups and/or individuals interested in establishing a new AIBA National Member Federation in India (deadline to submit application was April 28, 2014).
After having evaluated all received applications, the members of the AIBA Evaluation Committee submitted their recommendations to the AIBA EC. Now, the newly selected Boxing India should submit its plan to hold as soon as possible a General Assembly to conduct the elections for its executives which should also be approved by AIBA. The official new AIBA Member Federation in India will be launched immediately after these elections and will start to govern the sport of boxing in India with the full recognition of AIBA.