10:32 pm - Wednesday April 23, 2014

Indian boxers to counter protest over Vikas Krishnan’s protest

After the controversial ouster of Vikas Krishnan from the 2012 London Olympics the Indian boxing team is all set to counter attack. The Indian team has planned a contingent planning to file a protest of its own against the International Boxing Association’s decision to overturn his pre-quarterfinal win.

Guxbax Singh Sandhu the national coach said, “We are reviewing the video ourselves and preparing a counter-protest. We will submit it at the start of the session today in the afternoon at around 1:00pm (5:30pm IST). I don’t know what the technicalities are but (Chef-de-Mission P K Muralidharan) Raja says there is a way to give a reply”. in a nerve racking event Vikas was ousted from the Games in London after the AIBA overturned the result of the bout that he had won after a review.

The 20 year old boxer had won 13-11 over Errol Spence in a thrilling contest on August 3, 2012, but after an appeal from the opposite team, the AIBA awarded the bout 15-13 to the American citing the fouls committed by the Indian which were not noticed by the referee.

The stunned Indian team then had gone in to a hurdle after the AIBA’s decision and called an emergency meeting to discuss the matter.

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