New Delhi, May 23 UNI | 2 months ago

Rubbishing media reports of IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta' statement that the International Boxing Association (AIBA) did not inform the Indian body before approving Boxing India as the new National federation, AIBA called Mehta "ill-informed".

The apex body insisted that it had full backing of the Indian Olympic Association as the decision was taken only after consultations with the IOA President N Ramachandran.

"AIBA would like to correct ill-informed comments made by the IOA Secretary-General Rajeev Mehta following the approval of Boxing India as provisional new AIBA member," said AIBA in a statement.

"AIBA President Dr Ching-Kuo Wu and the IOA President, N Ramachandran, met in Lausanne to discuss issues related to boxing in India. AIBA received full support from the IOA with regards to the selection of the new AIBA member for India.

The AIBA claimed that prior to giving approval to Boxing India it had apprised the IOA of its decision.

"Further to this agreement, AIBA immediately informed the IOA of the AIBA Executive Committee decision of May 14 to accept Boxing India as the new National federation," added it.

(Posted on 23-05-2014)