24 Feb 2015

In recent years, Indian boxing has witnessed a series of controversial events, starting with the suspension of the erstwhile governing body, Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IAB) . When the new governing body i.e. Boxing India (BI) was formed, there arose disagreements over its recognition by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) . This was followed by another setback in the form of suspension of former world champion, Laishram Sarita Devi, a 2016 Rio Olympic medal hope for India, following her emotional outburst and refusal to accept the Bronze Medal at the 17th Asian Games held at Incheon in 2014 .>>

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