Professional boxing body IBC urges BFI to create policy for pros in India

New Delhi: The Indian Boxing Council (IBC) is keen to ensure that the country’s boxers can pursue amateur and professional careers at the same time, and wants a dialogue with the national federation on setting standards for such a scheme that would “increase the income of can supplement boxers and produce more champions”.

Speaking to the media ahead of the professional debut of former world medalist Sarjubala Devi on Saturday against Tanzania’s Kayage Lulu Gaithabi in a 51kg showdown in Dubai, IBC, the licensing body for professional boxing in India, said it is essential that BFI indicates its nod to boxers to pursue professional careers.

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