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Indian Boxing Federation

Indian Boxing Federation (Hindi: भारतीय मुक्केबाजी महासंघ) is the Indian national governing body for Olympic boxing and is the India's member organization of the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA). It is headquartered in New Delhi. This is currently suspended by the International Amateur Boxing Association. [1]

History

In 1925, the first governing body for boxing in India, Bombay Presidency Amateur Boxing Federation was formed in Mumbai. Mostly due to the efforts of H.V.Pointon, the President of the Bombay Presidency Amateur Boxing Federation (1944–48), Indian Amateur Boxing Federation was founded on February 25, 1949. Major F.G.Baker became the first secretary at the inaugural meeting at the Governor's Pavilion of the Cricket Club of India in Mumbai. Bombay (Mumbai) became the headquarters of the body. The first National Championships were held at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai in March 1950.

Overview

The IBF comprises about 6000 registered Indian boxers and it maintains records of their personal and professional details which includes their achievements, medals won and championships participated. Registration to the IBF and possessing an identity card is mandatory for each boxer for participating in any championship organized by it.

The Indian Boxing Federation records are fully digitized. Its website is updated on daily basis. Facility for online display of the live score of each championship conducted by it is available in its website, which is also availed by all of its affiliated state federations, boards and units. Its website also provides information about the affiliated state federations, all registered male and female boxers and officials, coaches and its training centers.

On November 2011 Indian Boxing Federation offered Arash Hashemi of Las Vegas, an Iranian descent and a former member of 1996 United States of America Boxing Federation to coach the Olympic team, Hashemi rejected the tempting offer saying, "I am an Iranian/American and love my country and people. Hashemi feared they might face Iranian or an American opponents in major tournaments. Gurbaksh Singh Sandhu, national coach for about two decades has decided to hang his boots after the London Olympics.[2]

References

  1. ^ Indian Boxing Federation suspended by International body, Sports Ministry asks for re-election
  2. ^ "Boxing coach Sandhu to retire after London Olympics". 10 July 2012. 

External links

  • Indian Boxing Federation official site
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