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Vijender wants to save Indian boxing from political mess

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First published: February 19, 2013, 5:59 PM IST | Updated: February 19, 2013
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Vijender wants to save Indian boxing from political mess
The Indian Amateur Boxing Federation has been banned by the International Boxing Association due to a faulty electoral process, and the Indian boxer wants to do a clean-up job.

New Delhi: Beijing Olympic bronze-medallist Vijender Singh Tuesday said given a chance he would not mind stepping in to clean up the mess that the Indian Amateur Boxing Federation finds itself in following the ban imposed by the International Boxing Association (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 told reporters on the sidelines of the launch of MyEndeavouralterrain, an all new adventure driving series.

Vijender stressed on the importance of sportspersons getting involved in decision-making. "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.

Vijender plans to drive through Rajasthan till the Indo-Pak border post and sing for the jawans posted there as a part of MyEndeavouralterrain project.

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