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Boxing gloves (representational image)(REUTERS)

AIBA says it's debt-free now, launches inquiry into "past judging corruption"

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2021 08:38 PM IST
The International Boxing Association on Wednesday said it has cleared all its debts, including the USD 10 million owed to an Azerbaijan company, and also announced an independent investigation into allegations of "past judging corruption."
Boxing gloves - representational image(REUTERS)
Boxing gloves - representational image(REUTERS)

Boxer dies after injury in world youth championship fight

AP | , Lausanne
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2021 08:45 PM IST
Rashed Al-Swaisat was treated in the ring and then hospitalized after being knocked out in his preliminary-round light-heavyweight fight against Estonian boxer Anton Vinogradov on April 16 in Kielce, Poland.
Photo of Umar Kremlev(Twitter)
Photo of Umar Kremlev(Twitter)

Russia’s Kremlev defies Olympic concern to win boxing vote

Lausanne | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 10:19 PM IST
The governing body, known as AIBA, said Kremlev won more than 57% of the vote in a five-candidate contest involving 155 national federations.
The words "Hit Hard" are written on boxing gloves as parkinson's patients takes part in their twice -weekly rock steady boxing class in Costa Mesa.(REUTERS)
The words "Hit Hard" are written on boxing gloves as parkinson's patients takes part in their twice -weekly rock steady boxing class in Costa Mesa.(REUTERS)

BFI to pay up part of outstanding international dues by May 20; AIBA threatens suspension on delay

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2020 02:24 PM IST
India lost the hosting rights of the 2021 men’s world championship for non-payment of host fee (USD 400,000), which prompted AIBA to impose a penalty of USD 500,000 on the national federation.
India's Gaurav Solanki defeated Kyrgyzstan’s national boxing champion Akylbek Esenbek Uulu to cruise into the pre-quarter finals of the Asia Oceania Olympic qualifiers in the 52 kg.
India's Gaurav Solanki defeated Kyrgyzstan’s national boxing champion Akylbek Esenbek Uulu to cruise into the pre-quarter finals of the Asia Oceania Olympic qualifiers in the 52 kg.

Almost two-thirds of Host Fee remains outstanding: Livid AIBA hits out at Boxing Federation

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 12:27 PM IST
“This host fees should have been paid by BFI in summer 2018. AIBA showed a lot of patience and comprehension, agreeing on numerous successive repayment plans, which were never respected by BFI,” it added.
The words "Hit Hard" are written on boxing gloves as parkinson's patients takes part in their twice -weekly rock steady boxing class in Costa Mesa, California September 25, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES)(REUTERS)
The words "Hit Hard" are written on boxing gloves as parkinson's patients takes part in their twice -weekly rock steady boxing class in Costa Mesa, California September 25, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES)(REUTERS)

Coronavirus impact: AIBA cancels European forum in Italy

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2020 03:47 PM IST
The forum was scheduled to be held on Saturday in Assisi, where the Indian boxing team is currently participating in a preparatory camp for next month’s Olympic qualifiers in Jordan.
India's Mary Kom (51kg) during a bout with Colombia's Valencia Victoria at AIBA's Women's World Championship, in Ulan-Ude, Russia.(PTI)
India's Mary Kom (51kg) during a bout with Colombia's Valencia Victoria at AIBA's Women's World Championship, in Ulan-Ude, Russia.(PTI)

Russia to host new format of AIBA World Cup 2020

Budapest | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2020 06:53 PM IST
The best national teams all over the world will take part in the edition. This format will make boxing more attractive for spectators and sponsors.
File photo of Sarita Devi.(File)
File photo of Sarita Devi.(File)

Sarita Devi elected unopposed to AIBA athletes commission

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2019 08:26 PM IST
The AIBA athletes commission members would be mandated to be a bridge between the world body and the boxers for greater transparency and coordination in the formulation of rules and projects for the sport.
File image of Mary Kom(PTI)
File image of Mary Kom(PTI)

Mary Kom thanks WOA for ‘OLY’ title

New Delhi | By ANI
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2019 02:39 PM IST
Six-time world champion Kom had to settle for a bronze medal in the Women’s World Boxing Championships after facing a defeat in the semi-finals of the tournament.
Representational Image.(Twitter)
Representational Image.(Twitter)

Olympic boxing trials new judging system to ‘regain trust’

Tokyo | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2019 07:07 PM IST
The new system, where judges’ scoring is updated in real time on a screen, will be tested at the Ryogoku Kokugikan sumo stadium, where the Tokyo 2020 boxing competition will be held.
File photo of Tyson Fury.(REUTERS)
File photo of Tyson Fury.(REUTERS)

AIBA ban can take away champions of future: Tyson Fury

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2019 05:09 PM IST
Fury will join the likes of Evander Holyfield, Floyd Mayweather, Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali when he takes on Braun Strowman at the WWE Crown Jewel on October 31 in Saudi Arabia.
Saweety Boora enters the arena.(BFI)
Saweety Boora enters the arena.(BFI)

Women’s World Boxing C’ship: Saweety Boora in last-16, Neeraj Phogat ousted

Ulan-Ude, Russia | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2019 07:18 PM IST
Boora, defeated Mongolia’s Myagmarjargal Munkhbat 5-0 in the opening round to set up a clash with second-seeded Welshwoman Lauren Price.
Berlin boxer Zeina Nassar’s fighting spirit has won her plenty of titles, but her battle to wear the hijab in the ring has also made her an equal opportunity champion.(Zeina Nassar/Instagram)
Berlin boxer Zeina Nassar’s fighting spirit has won her plenty of titles, but her battle to wear the hijab in the ring has also made her an equal opportunity champion.(Zeina Nassar/Instagram)

German woman boxer’s fight to wear headscarf in the ring

Berlin | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2019 11:52 AM IST
Berlin boxer Zeina Nassar’s fighting spirit has won her plenty of titles, but her battle to wear the hijab in the ring has also made her an equal opportunity champion.
Representative Image.(Twitter)
Representative Image.(Twitter)

Expert group to assist boxing taskforce for Tokyo Olympics

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 11:45 PM IST
The first meeting of expert group is on September 11 in Lausanne, Switzerland. Boxing Federation of India (BFI) executive director Rajkumar Sacheti has been invited to be part of the expert group.
Image for representation(Getty Images)
Image for representation(Getty Images)

Boxing chiefs hit out at IOC over Tokyo threat

Gold Coast | By AFP
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2019 02:44 PM IST
A decision on whether it will run the boxing programme in Tokyo is set to be made on May 22. If barred, the IOC has said it will step in to ensure the sport still appears in the Japanese capital.
Boxer Amit Panghal poses with his gold medal secured at the 70th Strandja Memorial tournament, in Sopia, Bulgaria, Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019.(PTI)
Boxer Amit Panghal poses with his gold medal secured at the 70th Strandja Memorial tournament, in Sopia, Bulgaria, Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019.(PTI)

Challenging task to play in new category: Amit Panghal

Bangkok | By IANS
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2019 03:15 PM IST
The Rohtak-born boxer was forced to shift to the new category as the 49 kg was dropped from the Olympic programme last month by the AIBA, amateur boxing’s world governing body.
File photo.(Getty Images)
File photo.(Getty Images)

Russian boxing boss offers to clear AIBA’s multi-million debt to keep boxing in Olympics

Moscow | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2019 10:22 AM IST
Russian boxing chief Umar Kremlev has offered to settle the International Boxing Federation’s (AIBA) $16 million debt if it is allowed to remain in charge at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics
Image for representation(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Image for representation(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Boxing body AIBA to discover Olympic fate in May

Lausanne | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2019 08:58 PM IST
Boxing’s inclusion in Tokyo depends on the outcome of an investigation into AIBA by the International Olympic Committee, which has presented the body with a list of 41 questions via audit firm Deloitte.
File photo.(Pratham Gokhale/HT PHOTO)
File photo.(Pratham Gokhale/HT PHOTO)

Indian boxing stars set for weight change as AIBA rejigs Olympic divisions

New Delhi | By PTI
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2019 11:43 PM IST
The International Boxing Association (AIBA) has finalised the eight men’s and five women’s divisions for the 2020 programme
File picture of Mary Kom(AFP)
File picture of Mary Kom(AFP)

AIBA says progress made in fight to avoid Tokyo KO

Lausanne | By AFP
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2019 09:59 PM IST
The AIBA is being investigated by the International Olympic Committee which in November froze preparations for boxing at next year’s Games, warning it could be stripped of the right to run the competition.
This picture taken on December 7, 2018 shows amateur boxers attending a boxing training session at Takushoku University in Hachioji. - The International Olympic Committee said this month it was suspending preparations for boxing at the Tokyo 2020 Games over governance concerns(AFP)
This picture taken on December 7, 2018 shows amateur boxers attending a boxing training session at Takushoku University in Hachioji. - The International Olympic Committee said this month it was suspending preparations for boxing at the Tokyo 2020 Games over governance concerns(AFP)

With Olympic boxing on the ropes, Japan fighters fear dashed dreams

Hachioji (Japan) | By AFP
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2018 12:48 PM IST
The International Olympic Committee said last month it was suspending preparations for boxing at the Tokyo 2020 Games over governance concerns, leaving Japanese boxers in limbo.
International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach attends a press conference in Tokyo.(AFP)
International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach attends a press conference in Tokyo.(AFP)

IOC chief will ‘work hard’ for boxing in 2020 Games despite freeze

Tokyo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2018 02:13 PM IST
On Friday, the IOC said it was halting preparations for boxing at the 2020 Games and launched a probe into the sport’s troubled governing body -- the International Boxing Association (AIBA).
Representative image(PTI)
Representative image(PTI)

Boxing on the ropes as IOC weighs Olympic future

Tokyo | By AFP
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2018 09:22 AM IST
Boxing already incurred the IOC’s wrath at the last Games in Rio, when all 36 officials and referees were suspended amid allegations of bout fixing.
New Delhi: Indian boxer Mary Kom kisses her gold medal after winning the final match of women's light flyweight 45-48 kg against Ukraine's Hanna Okhota at AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships(PTI)
New Delhi: Indian boxer Mary Kom kisses her gold medal after winning the final match of women's light flyweight 45-48 kg against Ukraine's Hanna Okhota at AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships(PTI)

Mary Kom named best boxer of World Championship

New Delhi | By PTI
PUBLISHED ON NOV 25, 2018 08:33 PM IST
Boxing Federation of India (BFI) president Ajay Singh also said that the world body has given full marks to the organisation and described it as the best championships ever in recent years.
New Delhi: Indian boxer MC Mary Kom reacts after defeating China's Wu Yu in the quarterfinals of women's light flyweight 45-48 kg category bout at AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships, in New Delhi, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018.(PTI)
New Delhi: Indian boxer MC Mary Kom reacts after defeating China's Wu Yu in the quarterfinals of women's light flyweight 45-48 kg category bout at AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships, in New Delhi, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018.(PTI)

Women’s World Boxing Championship 2018: ‘I will try my best in final,’ says Mary Kom

New Delhi | By IANS
PUBLISHED ON NOV 22, 2018 06:04 PM IST
Women’s World Boxing Championship 2018: While the North Korean came back aggressively in the second round, Mary Kom was quick enough to reserve her punches before coming up with a right arm jab to tame her opponent.
The IOC has asked all the IFs to get a written undertaking from the Indian authorities for equal participation before allotting the country any world event in future involving Kosovo.(Getty Images)
The IOC has asked all the IFs to get a written undertaking from the Indian authorities for equal participation before allotting the country any world event in future involving Kosovo.(Getty Images)

IOC asks members to not grant event to India involving Kosovo

New Delhi | By PTI
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2018 08:20 PM IST
In a strongly-worded letter to the President and Secretary-General of all International Federations (IFs) on Monday, the IOC reiterated its position on political discrimination against countries at sporting events in the light of the recent development involving Kosovo.
India’s Mary Kom in action in the AIBA Women’s World Championship.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
India’s Mary Kom in action in the AIBA Women’s World Championship.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Mary Kom beats China’s Yu Wu to enter World Championship semi-final; assured of medal

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2018 03:29 PM IST
Mary Kom, the 2012 London Olympics bronze medallist, displayed experience and calm as she got the better of a younger and athletic opponent, eventually getting a unanimous decision in her favour from all the judges.
India’s Pinki Rani (in Red) in action against England's Ebonie Jones during Fly category (51 kg) bout at preliminaries phase of AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships, in New Delhi, Monday.(PTI)
India’s Pinki Rani (in Red) in action against England's Ebonie Jones during Fly category (51 kg) bout at preliminaries phase of AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships, in New Delhi, Monday.(PTI)

World Boxing Championships: Indian’s stupendous run continues, eight in quarters

New Delhi | By PTI
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2018 10:46 PM IST
Sonia Chahal, Pinki Rani and Simranjit Kaur won their respective pre-quarterfinal bouts to place themselves just a step away from assuring a medal while Saweety Boora was the lone boxer Indian boxer to lose on Monday.
India’s Sonia Chahal (in blue) punches Stanimira Petrova of Bulgaria during the women's light flyweight 57 kg category bout at AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships.(PTI)
India’s Sonia Chahal (in blue) punches Stanimira Petrova of Bulgaria during the women's light flyweight 57 kg category bout at AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships.(PTI)

World Boxing Championships: Sonia Chahal enters quarters, Saweety bows out

New Delhi | By PTI
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2018 06:15 PM IST
Sonia Chahal, daughter of a farmer from Haryana, was trailing after the second round but recovered in the final round to win the close bout 3-2. All the five judges ruled in favour of the Indian in the third round and that sealed the win.
New Delhi: Stanimira Petrova (Blue) of Bulgaria fights with Rianna Rios of USA in womens' 57 kg category bout during AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships at IG Stadium in New Delhi, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018(PTI)
New Delhi: Stanimira Petrova (Blue) of Bulgaria fights with Rianna Rios of USA in womens' 57 kg category bout during AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships at IG Stadium in New Delhi, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018(PTI)

Former world champ calls judges corrupt after close loss to Indian youngster

New Delhi | By PTI
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2018 03:43 PM IST
Judging at boxing events has been a major concern for AIBA, which has even been warned by the International Olympic Committee on the issue.
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