The Indian Professional Boxing Association is the National Boxing Governing Body that sanctions professional boxing matches and awards national and subordinate championships. The IPBA is a member organization of the World Boxing Association, the World Boxing Organization, the International Boxing Federation and the Pan Asian Boxing Association. It is headquartered in New Delhi, India.
Indian Professional Boxing Association
|Motto||Be the best, beat the rest|
|Purpose||Boxing sanctioning organization|
|Headquarters||New Delhi, India|
|WBA, WBO, IBF and PABA|
In 2015, the first governing body for professional boxing in India, IPBA – Indian Professional Boxing Association was formed in Delhi. The birth of the Indian Professional Boxing Association was mainly due to the efforts of Mr. Shahe Ali, President of the Indian Professional Boxing Association. The IPBA plans to not only make the transition of Indian athletes from amateur boxing to the world of professional boxing a smooth affair but also reform how the game is managed. The IPBA wants the world to see India as a premiere breeding ground of power sports in the world of sports.
Boxing, as a sport in India, does not command a significant fan following, which is often attributed to the lack of discernible international exposure. However, despite Indian limited success in global championships events, athletes have regularly won medals at the Asian and Commonwealth Games. Since the first national boxing championship in 1950, India has not until 2015 established any platform for professional boxers. After a long wait of 65 Years, India is stepping into Professional Boxing.
Affiliations and Associations
- World Boxing Association
- World Boxing Organization
- International Boxing Federation
- Pan Asian Boxing Association
References and Notes
- “WBO poised to make moves in India in 2016”. Wboboxing.com. Retrieved 2015-12-14.
- “Indian Professional Boxing Association (IPBA) registered as Regular Member with Pan Asian Boxing Association”. Pabaonline.com. Retrieved 2015-12-14.