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AIBA and AFBC launch 2017 Year of Africa

AIBA launches the 2017 AIBA Year of Africa on 16 March in South Africa, a continent-wide programme with a direct reach of more than 750,000 people across 12 regional Hubs through initiatives including the HeadsUp Truck, AIBA’s new GlovesUp gateway into boxing and 4,835 certified course places, set to initiate a 250% increase in the number of certified Coaches, R&Js and technical staff and herald in a new era in which African boxing can thrive.

Conceived in collaboration with the African Boxing Confederation and to be implemented by the continent’s 54 National Federations, the 2017 Year of Africa has been imagined to bring education, empowerment and a lasting legacy for the region’s boxing at the start of the Tokyo 2020 Cycle. Through 12 principal Hubs of activity around the continent, AIBA and the AFBC will host workshops, certified courses and provide hands-on boxing experience to instigate a 250% increase in Africa’s pool of R&Js, coaches and technical staff. Through the development of new partnerships between AIBA, AFBC and the 54 National Federations, the project will provide a stronger framework for the administration of boxing in the region and, by engaging a new audience in the sport with the new GlovesUp course gateway, help to develop Africa’s future generations of boxing champions. 


Pro Boxing India Championship to be launched in 2017

Indian boxing will soon join the professional league bandwagon with the first edition of the Pro Boxing India Championship (PBIC) scheduled to be held later this year.

Organised by Royal Sports Promotions in association with the Asian Boxing Council, the event will see participation from boxers from several countries.


Red-hot Mumbai Challengers down Bengaluru Beast in 1st game of UBA Season 4 Finals

Mumbai Challengers blitzed Bengaluru Beast with a 110-95 win to take a 1-0 lead in the UBA Season 4 Championship series finals (best-of-3). The UBA Season 4 championship series is being played at the Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium in Goa from 10-16 March, 2017.

Mumbai Challengers arrived in the finals having finished with a 5-1 record in the league stages and having eliminated Punjab Steelers in the semi-finals. Bengaluru Beast had a 3-3 record in the regular season and they made it to the semi-finals after defeating Hyderabad Sky in the South Division play-in game. They swept Pune Peshwas in semi-finals to make it to the finals.


India to launch Franchise based Boxing League in 2017

Following successful conclusion of the International Boxing Association's (AIBA) 71st commission meeting here, Boxing Federation of India (BFI) President Ajay Singh on Wednesday announced that the first ever franchise-based Indian Boxing League (IBL) will most likely be held by the end of the year.

Addressing the media, Singh also announced that India is planning to host one major tournament every year in the run-up to 2020 Tokyo Olympics, starting with the women's Youth World Championships in November 2017.


Hussamuddin bags Silver Medal at Strandja Memorial boxing tournament

Mohamed Hussamuddin went down fighting in the final of the men's bantamweight (56kg) category as India finished with three medals at the 68th Strandja Memorial boxing tournament in Sofia.

Hussamuddin put up a spirited fight against 2013 European Championship silver medallist Mykola Butsenko of Ukraine before going down 2-3 to settle for the silver late on Sunday evening.


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