Indian Boxing Council inducted in WBO

IBC President Brig. PKM Raja attended the meet in which the Indian body was welcomed into the fold by WBO founder Chairman Luis Batista Salas.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:October 19, 2016 12:28 pm
boxing, Indian boxing council, boxing india, boxing news, boxing body india, amateur boxing india, amateur boxing, boxing news, boxing, sports, sports news Vijender Singh (left) is one of India’s most celebrated boxers. He’s the reigning WBO Asia-Pacific super middleweight
champion.

The Indian Boxing Council, a licensing body for the country’s professional boxers, has been inducted into the World Boxing Organisation with voting rights in the WBO’s annual convention at Puerto Rico.

IBC President Brig. PKM Raja attended the meet in which the Indian body was welcomed into the fold by WBO founder Chairman Luis Batista Salas. “I am extremely delighted that Indian Boxing Council has been formally welcomed into the WBO fold. This paves the way for Indian Boxers to participate in WBO Events and be eligible
to compete for WBO Asia Pacific as well as WBO World Titles,” Brig. Raja said.

“It was a momentous occasion for me as President of IBC, when many prominent Boxing Promoters from Asia, Europe, America and Africa congratulated me immediately after the WBO announcement and expressed their keen interest to join hands with Indian Boxing Council for the promotion of Professional Boxing in India,” he added.

The convention was also attended by Neerav Tomar, Managing Director and CEO of Infinity Optimal Solutions (IOS), which is the India promoter of star boxer Vijender Singh. Vijender is the reigning WBO Asia-Pacific super middleweight champion.