The Indian boxing coaching staff could be entirely overhauled within the following three months depending on how the World Championships decide to pan out. The national federation come to the conclusion after revelling that they were unsatisfied with the performances at the recently held Tokyo Olympic Games.
It is learnt that two of the High-Performance Directors Raffaele Bergamasco who is in charge of the women and Santiago Nieva who is in charge of the men are under scrutiny along with the two national head coaches Mohammed Ali Qamar (for women) and C A Kuttappa (men).
After sending the biggest participating boxing team ever to the Olympic Games in July-August that consisted of four women and five men out of which only Lovlina Borgohain earn herself and the country a podium finish in boxing with a bronze medal. The medal was India’s first boxing medal at the Olympic Games in the past nine years.
“Nobody (in the federation) is happy with the Olympic performance. So, as was promised, a review is on and it will be a long drawn process, which will take a couple of months,” said a top source as reported by PTI. “Who knows, there could be a complete overhaul after that but we will have to wait and watch for two-three months,” they added
The men’s world championships are scheduled to be held from the 26th of October and the women’s competition is to be held later in December in Serbia.