In the most recent world rankings published by the International Boxing Association (IBA), India has moved up to third place.
The USA and Cuba, which are currently ranked fourth and tenth in the standings, have been overtaken by the Indian boxers, who have amassed 36,300 ranking points.
The top-ranked country is Kazakhstan (48,100), which is followed by Uzbekistan (37,600). In recent years, Indian boxing has experienced an unparalleled rise, with the national teams consistently placing among the top five nations at international multi-nation competitions like the World Championships, Asian Games, and Commonwealth Games.
The Indian boxers have earned an incredible 16 medals in the last two CWG. Since 2008, they have won 140 medals at prestigious international competitions.
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The prestigious Women’s World Boxing Championships will be held in India for the third time from March 15 to 26 thanks to the efforts of the Boxing Federation of India (BFI), which has already staged a number of high-profile international competitions in the nation.
With 22 medals from the last two Youth World Championships, India’s outstanding performance has continued at the junior and youth levels, highlighting the sport’s promising future in the nation.
“This is a milestone moment for India, BFI, its boxers and all the fans out there. From the 44th position a few years ago to third, Indian boxing has taken a giant leap,” BFI president Ajay Singh said in a media release.
“BFI has been working hard to fulfil the mission of making India a boxing powerhouse and it has ensured the best facilities for players across all age groups, helping them build confidence with regular state and national championships, foreign exposure trips and necessary support system.
“This ranking indicates India’s rapid growth as a boxing nation and also shows its strong position in the world which has been built over the last few years in a focused manner,” Singh added.