The Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has recognized Boxing Federation of India (BFI) as the National Sports Federation (NSF) for Boxing.
This decision will give massive fillip to the recently-formed BFI and also give a boost to the sport of boxing which had suffered due to absence of an NSF in the discipline since 2012.
The BFI was formed recently and had conducted its elections of its office bearers in September, 2016. AIBA, the International Body for boxing had recognized these newly elected office bearers of BFI. Considering the election report and other documents submitted by BFI, the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports granted of recognition as NSF for Boxing
The official recognition of BFI ended the administrative vacuum that had hampered the sport of boxing since 2012. Since 2012, Indian boxing had been enduring a turbulent time after the now defunct Indian Amateur Boxing Federation was terminated for manipulation in elections. The recognition of BFI will also help Indian boxers prepare for 2020 Olympics with more national & international exposure, and training.