BI launches Indian Series of Boxing

Boxing India has decided to launch the Indian Series of Boxing (ISB), a new national league, besides introducing national ranking system to raise the profile of the sport in the country.

The decision was taken in its second Executive Committee Meeting.

The ISB would act as qualifier for the World Series of Boxing (WSB). This qualification to WSB would give the boxers an opportunity to directly qualify for the World Boxing Championships and Olympics.

The top male boxers across all AIBA approved weight categories will participate and have a chance to win prize money besides their regular salaries.

For the ranking system, a core committee is designing a system that will ensure that all athletes in boxing get ranked on basis of their participation in various state, zonal, national and international tournaments. This point based ranking system would start with state level tournaments and would take into account international tournaments too.

“The purpose of the ranking system is to bring meritocracy and transparency, which will give the highest ranked boxers a chance to represent the country,” BI said in a statement on Wednesday.

There will also be a grading system, such that boxers of various ranking systems will get permanent contracts.

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