Key agendas for the new term
Indian boxing has seen an exponential rise in the last four years with the country’s boxers producing medal-winning performances consistently, including over 630 medals since 2016. India emerged as Top-10 in the world boxing ranking and is considered a global powerhouse. Indian boxers have also secured an unprecedented nine quota places for the 2021 Olympic Games and few more are expected from the World Qualifiers, which is set to take place in Paris in May. However, the goal is to become World No. 1 and also create reforms in the domestic setup.
“Organising the sub-junior championships will be one of our main priorities. Also as you know, in 2024 Olympics it is expected that boxing representations for men and women will be at par, and with Indian women traditionally doing well, we will be focusing to have more women boxers and giving them opportunity. It’s very important to also have an equal gender role in the administrative and support staff. We want to encourage more participation of women in every sphere,” said BFI President Ajay Singh.