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WBC India Committee announced by World Boxing Council President

LockerRoom Team
16 August 2021

The formation of WBC India Committee was announced last day by the World Boxing Council, its board of Governors, and President Mauricio Sulaiman in association with the Indian Boxing Council, WBC’s strategic governing body, and ally in India.

The committee aims to aid the professional boxers in India and open the doors for more global opportunities. Additionally, the committee will put forward steps to ensure boxer safety and implement a ranking system for the boxers in India.

“I am immensely proud to bear witness to new horizons for boxing in India. The WBC recognizes the rich heritage of this proud sporting nation, where we have already witnessed several Indian boxers crowned with WBC and WBC affiliated championships over the past number of years,” said Mauricio Sulaiman, president of the World Boxing Council [via Indian Boxing Council Website].

IBC President Brigadier PK Muralidharan Raja noted that the move will improve the boxing ecosystem in India.

“Indian boxers have worked hard and started to make waves on the professional boxing circuit in recent years. The WBC India Championships will prove to be a decisive step in the right direction. I look forward to working with WBC India Co-chairpersons Mr. Kevin Noone, Ms. Oksana Semenishina, and the entire WBC India committee to grow the sport in the country. Association with WBC creates significant opportunities for the entire ecosystem to engage with global best practices in Coaching, Ring Officials, Medical & Antidoping, Boxing Promotions, Fight Broadcasting partnerships etc,” he said.

Parm Goraya, who will be hosting the inaugural WBC India Championship Title through his company LZ Promotions had the following to say about the move.

“Being the first-ever WBC India Championship promoter on Indian soil is a privilege and a vindication of not giving up on India and my vision. I send my deep appreciation to WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman, the IBC, the Indian boxers, and their teams as we look to expand the Indian boxing market,” he noted in a statement to

LZ Promotions will be hosting the first-ever WBC India Title fight soon as Indian Boxers Chandni Mehra and Suman Kumari will lock horns for the WBC India Lightweight Title. You can check out Parm Goraya talking about the upcoming event by clicking here.

Below are the members of the committee as per the IBC website.

  • Mr. Kevin Noone, Secretary General, WBC Asian Boxing Council & Board of Governors WBC, Co-Chairperson of WBC India Committee
  • Ms. Oksana Semenishina, WBC International Secretary & Board of Governors WBC, Co-Chairperson of WBC India Committee
  • Brigadier PK Muralidharan Raja, President Indian Boxing Council & Director, Commonwealth Boxing Council
  • Mr. Simon Block, Board of Governors WBC & Commonwealth Boxing Council
  • Mr Rex Walker, Board of Governors WBC & Chairperson of WBC Youth Committee
  • Mr. Peter Abdool, Board of Governors WBC, President of Caribbean Boxing Federation & President Guyana Boxing Board of Control
  • Ms Jill Diamond, International Chairperson WBC Cares Program
  • Gaive Nagporewala – Chairperson, Ring Officials Commission IBC
  • Dr. Nitin Sethi – Chief Medical Officer of New York State Athletics Commission and a Member of the WBC Health and Safety Taskforce
  • Dr. Sanjogita Soodan – Chairperson of the Indian Boxing Council Medical Commission
  • Chief International Advisor – Jose Mohan

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