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India loses Hosting Rights for 2021 Men’s World Boxing Championship

After failing to pay the host fee, India lost the opportunity to host the 2021 men’s World Boxing Championship for the first time. About India had signed an agreement with AIBA in 2017 to host the 2021 men’s World Boxing Championship event. However, the AIBA recently terminated the agreement over India’s failure to pay the ..

Kishen Narsi appointed as Chairman of Asian Boxing Confederation’s (ASBC) competitions commission

Kishen Narsi from India has been appointed as the Chairman of Asian Boxing Confederation’s (ASBC) competitions commission. Narsi is a former All-India University champion boxer. He was an international referee and vice-chairman of the executive committee of the International Boxing Association (AIBA). He has officiated in three Olympics. He was also the founding interim president ..

Gafur Rakhimov elected as new President of International Boxing Association

Gafur Rakhimov, an Uzbek businessman and sports administrator, has been elected as the new President of the International Boxing Association (AIBA), which is an amateur boxing’s global governing body. AIBA is a sport organization that sanctions amateur (Olympic-style) boxing matches and awards world and subordinate championships. Its headquarters is located at Lausanne, Switzerland.

Raffaele Bergamasco appointed as Performance Director for women’s boxing in India

Italian coach Raffaele Bergamasco has been appointed Performance Director for senior women’s boxing. He is behind India’s best ever medal haul at the recently-concluded AIBA Women’s Youth Boxing Championship 2017. India enjoyed a gold rush at the World Women’s Youth Boxing Championships 2017 in Guwahati with the country’s pugilists grabbing five top positions to finish ..

Guppy official mascot of 2017 AIBA Youth Women’s World Boxing Championship

Assam’s female one-horned rhino “Guppy” has been unveiled as the official mascot of the 2017 AIBA Youth Women’s World Boxing Championship in Guwahati, Assam on November 7, 2017. Guppy has been chosen as it is a symbol of strength and endurance, something that Indian women are known for, traits that are also synonymous with the ..

Mary Kom become first Indian to be picked as AIBA representative at IOC athletes’ forum

M C Mary Kom, the five-time world champion and Olympic bronze-medallist, has become the first Indian to be picked as the International Boxing Association’s (AIBA) representative for the IOC Athletes’ Forum scheduled in November 2017. She has been invited to attend the 8th International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Athletes’ Forum in Lausanne from November 11th to ..

AIBA grants full membership to Boxing Federation of India

Association Internationale de Boxe Amateur (International Boxing Association) has granted full membership to the recently-formed Boxing Federation of India (BFI). This was announced on the sidelines of 70th anniversary celebrations of AIBA in Montreux, Switzerland. With this announcement, India’s isolation due to international suspension for the past four years comes to end. International suspension for a ..