The decision was officially conveyed by AIBA president Ching-Kuo Wu in a letter to Indian Olympic Association president N. Ramachandran.

The International Boxing Association (AIBA) on Wednesday approved a new body, Boxing India, as the provisional National federation to represent the country.

According to an AIBA release, the new body would be provisional member of AIBA until ratification by the AIBA Congress, following recommendations by an evaluation committee.

The decision was officially conveyed by AIBA president Ching-Kuo Wu in a letter to Indian Olympic Association president N. Ramachandran.

“The new vision and the initiatives proposed by this organisation 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,” said Wu.

AIBA had decided to exclude the Indian Amateur Boxing Federation citing serious violations of statutes and bylaws. It had decided to establish a new National federation “with the right group of people who would support the principles of AIBA”.

Now, the AIBA expects Boxing India to submit its plan to hold a general assembly as soon as possible to conduct elections. The new federation will be officially launched after the elections and govern the sport in the country with full recognition from the AIBA.

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