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I want to clean up boxing mess: Vijender

Beijing Olympic bronze-mGiven a chance, star India pugilist Vijender Singh would not mind to step in to clean the mess that IABA (Indian Amateur Boxing Federation) finds itself in after being banned by AIBA.

‘If I get a chance, I would want to be involved with the Indian Boxing Federation and help clean up the mess.

I would like to get the ban removed to make it possible for the Indian boxers to represent the country in international events,’ Vijender said on Tuesday. The Beijing Olympic bronze medallist was in city for the launch of MyEndeavouralterrain, an all new adventure driving series to air in National Geographic Channel around May.

The Bhiwani boxer also said it is important for the game to have sportspersons as part of the decision making process. ‘IOA, federations or the Sports Ministry should involve different sportspersons in decision making,’ he said.

The provisional suspension on the IABF has left Vijender frustrated and he hoped things get sorted out soon.  ‘I have been training and it is frustrating when you think about the goal and the uncertainty. I hope things get sorted out soon. I will probably go to Cuba for training in June or July,’ he said.
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