Tripartite MoU signed to set up International Boxing Academy
Minister of Sports could not attend the ceremony due to ill health, read a government statement.
The motto of the academy will be to provide a single training method, through experienced coaches and with scientific support, which will cater identification and nurturing of young talent at both sub junior and junior levels.
It will also train elite athletes on a run up to their preparations for International competitions.
The International Boxing Academy will have satellite academies and 8 regional centres will be further developed under the Academy.
The terms of MOU will be for 5 years with provision of renewal on mutual agreement. Dr. Ching-Kuo Wu, President (AIBA) signed the MOU on behalf of International Boxing Association (AIBA) whereas Ajay Singh, President (BFI) signed on behalf of Boxing Federation of India (BFI) & Roque Dias, Executive Director for Special Project (SAI) on behalf of Sport Authority of India (SAI).