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Indian Boxing Federation invites bids for pro league

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MUMBAI: Now it’s the turn of the pugilists to get their own league. The Indian Boxing Federation (IBF) is seeking to license the Indian Boxing League to agencies or organisations. It has invited companies to  bid for the licence through a tender notice issued today.

The IBF is looking at licensing the league for 10 years to ensure continuity and a return on investment for the company that invests in the league.

The national boxing body BFI president Ajay Singh had mentioned late last year,  that the federation was working on sorting out  few issues. “Barring those, we would definitely be launching a league in 2017,” he had said.

Several announcements have been made about leagues being organized  in India. The Super Boxing League  was announced earlier this year by by Royal Sports Promotions in association with the Asian Boxing Council. But, the BFI withdrew support to it, saying it would not allow its boxers to participate in it. It however went ahead with the league which is underway in Delhi.

The BFI league’s tender documents are available on its website and the last date for submitting the bid document is 16 August 2017.

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