The World Boxing Organisation WBO has inducted the Indian Boxing Council IBC with voting rights at the WBO’s yearly convention at Puerto Rico.

The IBC is a licensing body for the nation’s professional boxers and their president Brig PKM Raja attended the conference where WBO founder chairman Luis Batista Salas welcomed the newest addition to the world boxing fraternity.

quot;I am extremely delighted that the Indian Boxing Council has been formally welcomed into the WBO fold. This paves the way for Indian Boxers to participate in WBO events and be eligible to compete for WBO Asia Pacific as well as WBO World Titlesquot; a visibly ecstaticnbsp;Brig. Raja said.

quot;It was a momentous occasion for me as President of IBC when many prominent Boxing Promoters from Asia Europe America and Africa congratulated me immediately after the WBO announcement and expressed their keen interest to join hands with Indian Boxing Council for the promotion of Professional Boxing in Indiaquot; he added.

The convention was also attended by Neerav Tomar managing director and CEO of Infinity Optimal Solutions IOS which is the India promoter of star boxer Vijender Singh.

Vijender Singh is the reigning WBO Asia-Pacific super middleweight champion.