Gaive Nagporewala, Chairman of the Ring Officials Commission joined the Indian Boxing Council in 2015 when the body was still in its infancy. His vast experience over the past 4 decades in the sport were instrumental in helping establishing IBC as a truly world class Professional Boxing Council.
Right from formulation and adoption of the IBC Official Pro Boxing Technical Rules and Competition Rules to training and qualifying scores of Ring Officials across the country, Gaive has been working tirelessly in ensuring that the Indian Professional Boxing Ring officials deliver world class scoring and judging in the fights they are nominated for.
The journey has been tough, but Gaive’s background and work with Amateur Boxing in India from 1985 to 2008 were a significant reason for the establishment of IBC’s credentials as the only fair and professional National Sanctioning body in the country.
Today, the IBC is affiliated to all the major World Boxing Sanctioning Bodies i.e. WBC, WBA, WBO, Commonwealth Boxing Council as well as the only globally acclaimed boxing records organisation Boxrec, owing to the hard work and perseverance shown by Gaive and his team of Ring Officials in the quality of officiating over the past 5 years.
PAST YEARS WITH AMATEUR BOXING
Gaive started his stint in the ring as a Referee and Judge at the Maharashtra State Level Amateur Boxing tournaments from October 1983 and appeared for his Amateur National level Referee & Judge Examination in 1985 at Kanpur.
By 1987 he had qualified at the Asian Amateur level RJ and by 1991 he was in Amateur World Circuit. His crowning glory in the Amateur sport arrived when he was nominated for officiating at the Sydney Olympics in 2000.