You can now get a Professional Boxer License in India. To be a professional boxer in India, you will need to have a Professional Boxer Licence.

What is a Professional Boxer Licence?

A boxer who wishes to compete in Professional Boxing bouts in India, has to possess a Professional Boxer License issued by the Indian Boxing Council. The Indian Boxing Council (IBC) ensures that all boxers have undergone a full medical testing and have successfully passed a screening process before becoming a Professional Boxer.

FAQ’s

Who can be a Professional Boxer in India

A boxer above the age of 17 years and below the age 40 can apply to be a Professional Boxer.

We expect that all applicants have had experience in amateur boxing. Amateur boxing records are checked and anybody contemplating a professional career who has not already boxed is advised to contact an amateur club in their area.

IBC may grant a licence to boxers who have limited amateur boxing experience. But before doing so, we will want to know that the boxer has had proper and good training for some period of time under the supervision of a professional boxing trainer.

The applicant will be required to demonstrate his/her skills in a boxing sparring session prior to further consideration.

All applicant boxers are required to be trained by a licensed Boxing Trainer/Corner-Man and all boxers must have a Boxer & Manager Agreement with a licensed manager of the Indian Boxing Council.

Why do I need a licence to be a professional boxer?

Boxing is a dangerous and high-impact sport, and as a result, it is vital that precautions are put into place to ensure the health and safety of individuals completing in the ring.

A certain level of discipline is required in professional Boxing. There is a high-risk of health conditions including cuts, bruises, broken teeth, dental problems, broken ribs, internal bleeding, and damage to internal organs.

A Professional Boxer Licence ensures that all professional boxers are fully vetted, physically and mentally prepared, actively fit and properly matched to enjoy a rewarding career as a professional boxer.

I am an Amateur Boxer, can i get a Professional Boxing License from the IBC?

Once a Boxing Promoter agrees to add you onto their next fight card, the promoter will send your name to the Indian Boxing Council. You will be then be required to apply for a Professional Boxer License via our online application process. Only boxers who have a Boxing License from the IBC can be included on a Professional Boxing fightcard by a Boxing Promoter.

These professional Boxing shows or events are conducted by Professional Boxing Promoters or IBC registered Boxing Clubs.

Click here for list of Boxing Promoters who work with the Indian Boxing Council

What is a Boxrec ID? Where do I get a boxrec ID from?

A Boxrec ID is a number generated and given by International Boxing Records Organization Boxrec.

You will have a Boxrec ID if you have competed in a sanctioned Professional Boxing event in India or abroad. If you have not already competed in a Professional Boxing event, you may get a Boxrec ID, when you have a scheduled bout in an upcoming Professional Boxing Event.

I do not have a Boxrec ID, can i not apply for a Professional Boxer License from IBC?

We recommend that you do not apply for a Professional Boxing License until you have a scheduled bout in a Professional Boxing Event conducted by a Boxing Promoter or a Registered boxing Club. Once a Boxing Promoter agrees to add you onto their next fight card, the promoter will send your name to the Indian Boxing Council. You will be then be required to apply for a Professional Boxer License. Only licensed boxers can be included on a Professional Boxing fightcard by a Boxing Promoter.

What is the annual boxing license fees & How Do I pay it?

The IBC Boxer License annual fees for the year 2021 – 22 is INR 750.

After filling & submitting your Application Form, you can make an online payment of your license fees through a secured payment link.

Once the payment is complete and the application form is submitted, an invoice will be sent to you via email. Our team will contact you via email as well as a phone call within 48 hours.

How much can I earn as a professional boxer?

What you can earn will differ depending on a number of factors, including reputation, how often you compete and how you are managed by your Boxing Manager. Salaries as a professional boxer can vary widely.

A professional boxer could earn as little as Rs 5,000 for one fight or as high as Rs 2 Lakhs as well.

At the beginning of their career a boxer can expect between INR 5,000 to INR 15,000 per fight. If you already have a good Mataur Boxing experience you may even get between INR 25,000 to INR 75,000 per fight.

NOTE: The Indian Boxing Council advises that professional boxers should seek alternative employment outside of being a professional boxer until they reach mid-range status in the sport.

When will I get my first bout after getting a Professional Boxing License?

Once a Boxing Promoter agrees to add you onto their next fight card, the promoter will send your name to the Indian Boxing Council. You will be then issued a Professional Boxing License. Only licensed boxers can be included on a Professional Boxing fightcard by a Boxing Promoter.

Click here for list of Boxing Promoters who work with the Indian Boxing Council

How Do I cancel my Boxing License? Do I get a Refund?

If your application for an Annual License as a Professional Boxer is approved, no requests for Cancellations or Refunds will be acceptable.

If your annual license application does not get approved by the IBC, a refund of your license fee will be issued to you within 5 to 7 working days. INR 150 would be deducted towards processing charges.

When do I get the License?

After you complete the application process and fees submission, a digital certificate of your license will be sent via email within 3 days of acceptance of your application. The boxing license card will be sent via speed post to your home address within 30 days of acceptance of your Application.

Is it Mandatory to have a Boxing Manager?

Yes, it is mandatory to have a boxing Manager for you to apply for a Professional Boxer License.

How do I appoint a Boxing Manager?

The Boxer can sign a legal contract with any individual who can be the Boxer’s sole and exclusive representative for all negotiations and commercial contracts.

A copy of this agreement should be submitted with the Indian Boxing Council within 14 days of this declaration.

Can my brother be my Boxing Manager?

Yes, a Boxing Manager can be a family member, a coach, trainer, or an existing IBC Licensed Boxing Manager. The nominated individual should have a legally binding contract with you and he/ she needs to apply for a Boxing Manager’s License with the IBC.

If I appoint a Boxing Manager, How much do I have to pay the Boxing Manager?

A boxing manager generally receives a percentage of a boxer’s earnings and therefore, will want a boxer to be as financially profitable as possible. You can agree your own commercial terms in your contract with your Boxing Manager.

Boxer Application Form

How to apply for a Professional Boxer Licence

✅ To apply for a Professional Boxer’s Licence with the Indian Boxing Council you will have to complete and submit an Online Application Form.

All Professional Boxer Licence applicants have to undergo a full medical background check and examination.

Mandatory Medical documents

HIV Blood Test Result
Hepatitis C Blood Test Result
Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Blood Test Result

Once the application form is completed and submitted, We will get in touch with you on your email address or phone number for any further details if necessary.

✅ An applicant will also be required to demonstrate their skills in a sparring session prior to further consideration for a licence, as well as holding prior experience being coached by a licenced trainer.

✅ As part of their application for a Professional Boxer Licence, an applicant will also have to enter into a standard agreement with a licensed Boxing Manager of the Indian Boxing Council

✅ To apply for a Professional Boxer Licence, please click the Boxer Application Page

The entire application process will take a few minutes. You can save and continue later as well.

You will need to share certain details about your Professional Boxing Record (If Any) as well as details about your current Boxing club, Trainer/ Second & Boxing Manager.

Please also keep the following documents ready for upload

  • ID Proof Document – Aadhar/ DL/ Passport – JPEG, PDF
  • Photograph – JPEG, JPG, PNG
  • Medicals – HB, HCV, HIV

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