In August 2021, World Boxing Council and its President Mauricio Suleiman announced the formation of the WBC India Committee with the Indian Boxing Council as its strategic partner for development of Professional Boxing in India.
The WBC India committee was formed to offer a “pathway for domestic championship success for aspiring professional boxers throughout the region and afford Indian fighters more significant global opportunities, using the WBC India as a platform for development, progression, and inclusion”.
“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 WCB president Mauricio in a statement.
IBC President Brigadier PK Muralidharan Raja is a core member of the WBC India Championship committee.
Commenting on the announcement, Indian Boxing Council (IBC) president Brigadier P.K. Muralidharan Raja said, “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.”