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Sports Ministry recognises Boxing Federation of India

New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) The Sports Ministry on Friday granted recognition to the recently-formed Boxing Federation of India (BFI) as the national federation for the sport.

BFI conducted its elections on September 25 and AIBA, the international body for boxing has recognised the newly-elected office bearers of BFI.

Uttarakhand's Ajay Singh, who is also the Chairman and Managing Director of Spicejet Airlines, was elected President of BFI.

"Ministry of Sports recognises Boxing Federation of India(BFI) as the National Sports Federation for Boxing," the Sports Ministry tweeted on its twitter handle.

"Recognition to BFI will give a big boost to preparation of our boxers for the Tokyo Olympics and other major international competitions," it added.

"There has been no National Sports Federation for Boxing since 2012. Recognition of BFI by the Sports Ministry fulfils the requirement."

--IANS

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