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AIBA reforms push to secure boxing's Olympic future; polls in 2022, liaison officer to work with IOC
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AIBA reforms push to secure boxing's Olympic future; polls in 2022, liaison officer to work with IOC

The International Olympic Committee (IOC), suspended AIBA in 2019 and conducted the Tokyo Olympics boxing event through a task force

Trials 'all but certain' for Indian women boxers with world championships pushed to March 2022
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Trials 'all but certain' for Indian women boxers with world championships pushed to March 2022

Lovlina Borgohain's direct selection for world championships had become a major controversy after it was opposed by national gold-winner Arundhati Choudhary, who has taken the matter to Delhi High Court.

Women's world boxing championship postponed as AIBA says 'COVID-19 situation too difficult'
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Women's world boxing championship postponed as AIBA says 'COVID-19 situation too difficult'

The Women's World Championships were tentatively planned from 4 to 18 December in Istanbul. Turkey has been logging cases in excess of 25,000 regularly.

AIBA women's world boxing set to be postponed due to COVID-19
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AIBA women's world boxing set to be postponed due to COVID-19

The decision to postpone the championships could be announced anytime this week. The tournament was tentatively planned from 4-18 December in Istanbul

Men's Boxing World Championships: Shiva Thapa enters quarter-finals
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Men's Boxing World Championships: Shiva Thapa enters quarter-finals

Thapa will square off against Turkey's Kerem Oezmen in the quarterfinals on Tuesday night.

Boxing Men's World Championships: Akash Kumar, Narender Berwal through to quarter-finals
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Boxing Men's World Championships: Akash Kumar, Narender Berwal through to quarter-finals

While Akash staved off a stiff challenge from Puerto Rico's Caleb Tirado to clinch it 5-0, Narender pummelled a heavily distracted and mostly sluggish Jakhon Qurbonov of Tajikistan, stopping him in the second round itself.

Boxing: India's Lovlina Borgohain, Shiva Thapa in contention for place in AIBA athletes committee
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Boxing: India's Lovlina Borgohain, Shiva Thapa in contention for place in AIBA athletes committee

AIBA received 34 nominations from five confederations, of which 27 were found to be eligible by its ethics committee.

Rio 2016 bouts found to be manipulated by independent investigators, says AIBA
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Rio 2016 bouts found to be manipulated by independent investigators, says AIBA

In a statement, AIBA said it has been handed the first phase report of the McLaren Global Sport Solutions' independent investigation into boxing while promising more transparency going forward starting with the upcoming World Championships in Serbia

AIBA World Boxing Championships to allow spectators
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AIBA World Boxing Championships to allow spectators

India will be represented by a full-strength 13-strong squad at the boxing World Championships.

International Olympic Committee restates 'deepest concerns' over boxing's place in future Games
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International Olympic Committee restates 'deepest concerns' over boxing's place in future Games

In a letter addressed to AIBA President Umar Kremlev, IOC Director General Christophe De Kepper said the Olympic body's Executive Board has asked him and its Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer to "follow up" on the situation.

International Boxing Association finally debt-free after years of mismanagement, announces president
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International Boxing Association finally debt-free after years of mismanagement, announces president

According to the AIBA, debt had at one stage exceeded 20 million dollars, and the organisation was on the verge of default.

Explained: Why is there so much drama, controversy in Olympic boxing?
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Explained: Why is there so much drama, controversy in Olympic boxing?

For as long as boxing has been in the modern Games, fighters and fans have complained about it. Every attempt to improve the judging and officiating has been undone by another round of missteps.

Youth National Boxing Championship: Gitika defeats Payal Zala in 48kg opening round
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Youth National Boxing Championship: Gitika defeats Payal Zala in 48kg opening round

Haryana's Gitika dominated Zala from Gujarat with some heavy blows right from the start and the referee declared the former as the winner with the RSC (referee stopped contest) verdict in the first round.

International Boxing Association adds new weight categories; three to men's and two to women's competition
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International Boxing Association adds new weight categories; three to men's and two to women's competition

Men's weight categories will increase from 10 to 13, whilst the women's categories will move from 10 to 12.

AIBA appoints agency to investigate allegations of unfair refereeing and judging at 2016 Rio Olympics
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AIBA appoints agency to investigate allegations of unfair refereeing and judging at 2016 Rio Olympics

The report on the first stage of the investigation is expected to be released by McLaren Global Sport Solutions at the end of August 2021.

Asian Boxing Championships: Sakshi Choudhary loses final spot on bout review
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Asian Boxing Championships: Sakshi Choudhary loses final spot on bout review

Sakshi had prevailed 3-2 in the regulation bout but the decision was challenged by the Kazakh team and eventually overturned.

International Boxing Association declares itself debt-free, announces investigation into judging corruption
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International Boxing Association declares itself debt-free, announces investigation into judging corruption

AIBA said that the investigation will "notably be around the Rio 2016 Olympic Games boxing tournament", where referees were accused of not judging fairly.

AIBA will exclude referees and judges for life if they violate rules, warns president Kremlev
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AIBA will exclude referees and judges for life if they violate rules, warns president Kremlev

The AIBA head called for honesty and transparency and promised to support referees and judges against any unfounded allegations.

Men's world boxing championships to be held in Serbia from 26 October to 6 November
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Men's world boxing championships to be held in Serbia from 26 October to 6 November

The event was to be held in India originally but the country lost the hosting rights after failing to pay the host fee last year. An irate AIBA then awarded the competition to Serbia.

AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships: Six Indian boxers claim gold medals with dominant performances
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AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships: Six Indian boxers claim gold medals with dominant performances

While Gitika prevailed 5-0 over Poland's Natalia Kuczewska, Babyrojisana defeated Valeriia Linkova of Russia by a similar margin after a close opening round.