• Ng. Dinko Singh

    He won the King's cup in Bangkok in 1997 and
    Asian Games gold in the 1998 Bangkok Asian Games.

  • MC Mary Kom

    She became the first Indian Woman Boxer to get a Gold
    Medal in the Asian Games in 2014 at Incheon, She become
    Asian Amateur Boxing Champion for record five times.

  • L. Sarita Devi

    She is a national champion and a former world
    champion in the lightweight class. In 2009, she
    was awarded Arjuna award by the government
    of India for her achievements.


N. Rimotkumar


       At the outset, I am taking this privilege to express my heartfelt gratitude to salute to all the patrons, founder members, sympathisers of Manipur Amateur Boxing Association and specially, to all the pugilists of the State who have brought laurels in the national and lnternational platforms for the last many years and the promising young generation of boxing.

The history of the origin of Boxing has now become very academically important and as per concerned record, it is found that, there was some instances of playing Boxing in the 1500 years B.C. by Greeks.

Coming to India, in the year 1948, Indian Boxers were participated in London Olympic Game for the 1st time and the rest is the history.

It was in the year 1961, that, Mr. L. Buddy D.Souza was conferred the 1st Arjun Award for the Boxing Discipline in India.

The Boxing movement of Manipur was started in the early part of 1948 by holding 1st State Level Boxing Championship. To keep up for development of Boxing Activities, Manipur Body Building Institute was established in the year 1951.

It shall be relevant to say that, for the last few years, the Boxing movement in Manipur has been speeding up with the women Boxers contribute major share to show to the world that Manipur women Boxer are winners at boxing bouts of the National and International Arenas/Platforms.

M.C. Mary Kom and L. Sarita Devi, all women Boxers need no any further introduction as, today they are the symbol of MABA including Ng. Dingko Singh who is recipient of Arjun Award and Padma Shri in Boxing Discipline.(Asian Games Gold Medalist ) Shri. Ng. Dingko Singh brought the title after a lapse of about 18 years of missing of getting any medal by any Indian Boxers in Asian Games.

Please allow me to conclude my brief message that, MABA has been newly reorganised with a fresh Dynamic Team under my leadership to excute the targeted mission with a vision to start talent hunt of Boxers from grass root level by visiting all the Districts of the State.

But this mission can not be put into reality without the generous help from the sympathisers, Boxer lovers and Government of Manipur.

I am sure, people of state shall shower their blessings for further outshining of Boxing Movement of Manipur with a difference.

Jai Manipur.





  - In Manipur, Boxing was seen at the early period of 1946 - 47. It's also an oldest game in Manipur.
  - The first State level Boxing Tournament was venued at Churachand High School, prior to 1948. In the middle of 1948 the second State Level Boxing Championship was held at Arian Hall.



  - An exhibition match of boxing at Mapal Kangjeibumg organised by Sri Late Sagolsem Indramani singh, he invited some boxers from outside Manipur they are:- 1. Ashok Ganguly (Bengal) 2. Nilamani Das (Bengal) 3. Modhushodon Pande (Bengal) 4. Narod Sarkar (Bengal) etc. They were accommodated to Bengali High School by Mr. Himat singh commissioner of Manipur. The first bout was Mr. A Ganguly vs S. Babu singh.



  - Some Tournament were conducted around 1960-61 period at Uripok under the over all Supervision of Sri N. Maipak Singh and Sri Sapam Nando. Sri Ph. Deveshwor Sharma and Ksh. Ibopishak Singh are the eyewitnesses of the tounament.
  - The fidning of the primary collection of MABA found some names of pioneer Boxers.
They are:
1. Meisnam Achon Singh 2. Sapam Babu Singh 3. K. Ibohal, Uripok 4. S. Noren Singh, Uripok 5. S. Ibopishak, Uripok 6. A. Naobi Singh 7. M. Tondonba Singh 8. S. Nando Singh 9. N. Maipak 10. L. Khomdon 11. R.K Nong, Soibam Leikai 12. R.K Sanahal Singh 13. Konjengbam Gulamchat 14. Kunjaraj Soibam Leikai 15. K. Irabot Singh 16. I. Komol Singh 17. Th. Nabakumar Singh 18. Dr. E. Kuladhaja Singh 19. L. Birendrakumar Singh 20. Ch. Kullachandra Singh 21. W. Jarma Singh


  - Meanwhile, when we traced the history of Boxing before 1981 there is a barrier of "His Left Hand" now it becomes proverb in Manipur Late Sri Sapam Babu Singh of Keishampat Aheibam Leirak. Three times champion of Mr. Manipur Sri I Leikendro Singh narrated that sometimes in 1945 there was an exhibition match of Boxing at Mapal Kangjeibung Organised by Sri Late Sagolsem Indramani Singh. He invited some Boxers from outside Manipur they are:
1. Ashok Ganguly, Bengal 2. Nilamani Das, Bengal 3. Modhushodon Pande, Bengal 4. Narod Sarkar, Bengal etc.
They were accommodated to Bengali High School by Mr. Himat Singh commissioner of Manipur.


  - The period of 1980's was a very remarkable and a good harvesting decade of Boxing in Manipur. Mr. L. Ibomcha Singh and with Sri N. Kuber Singh jointly organised a Boxing camp at Mapal Kangjeibung. Many Local Clubs organizations also came forward.


  - The Manipur Amateur Boxing Association (MABA) was registered under Co-operative Societies Manipur under its registration No. 3337 of 3rd Febuary, 1981. The first President was Sri Sapam Nando and he was accompained by Sri Sapam Surachand Singh as Secretary General.
  - The first State Level Boxing Championship was organised by the Association as its first actively as Johnstone School from 25th October to 08th November, 1981.
  - The Championship trophy was snatched by Naoriya Pakhanglakpa Club led by Sri N. Kuber Singh present V.P of MABA. The first championship was totally a symbol of integrity because some boxers from the community of Tangkhul, Akhilla Tangkhul and Angam Tangkhul as well as Abung Anal from Toupokpi and from Muslim community Md. Goroba were participated. Thus the movement of Boxing revived again in Manipur.


  - The Kanglei Pathou Loinasang (KPL) from Keishampat organised an Open Boxing Championship under the guidance of MABA in the year 1983/84/85 successfully. Within a short period one after another Local Club/Organisations cropped-up. YPA of Uripok also organised a Championship in 1983 under the supervision of Sri Nando and Sri Ksh. Ibopishak Singh, Y.P.U of Keishamthong Elangbam Leikai was also hosted a championship in the year 1986/87.
  - In 1987 Manipur hosted 19th National Jr. Boxing Championship at Kangla Assam Rifles. So, what we are getting a place of Boxing in India is only the efforts of our pioneers.
  - Punna Hingminaba Khunai belongs to Uripok Naoremthong organised a championship of Boys and Girls in 2000. In that championship there were 189 Boxers altogether enrolled including 24 nos. of Female Boxers.
  - In Manipur MABA has to cover many areas about Boxing but it is a very difficult job, just like counting of fish in a lake. The association is in a serious concerned whether there is any over look.


  - International record holders in women boxing Smt. M.C Mary Kom participated in that championship as her first time. The team of M.C Mary Kom (KYDC Club) from Sega Road was led by Sri L. Kishan as team Coach presently a member of MABA. AMADA also organised with Ideal Club, Tera Bazar and at Khangabok in different years. Championship of Nongada and Andro are also worth to be mentioned. Kongba Amateur Boxing Association and MABA also organised couple of tournaments in 2004-2005.


  - As per records we have so far 5 Arjun Awardees. They are:
1. Sri N. Dingko Singh (1988) 2. Smt. M.C Mary Kom (2003) 3. Smt. L. Sarita Devi (2009) 4. Sri M. Suranjoy Singh (2011) 5. L. Debendro Singh (2017)
  - The highest award conffered to coachs was also achieved from Manipur in 2010 by Sri L. Ibomcha Singh Dy. Director of SAI Imphal. We have successfully steped forward into the area of Olypic Games. Sri S. Suresh Singh and Ng. Dingko Singh participated in Sedney Olypic Game 2000. London Olypic Game 2012 was a very historic venture for our country. M.C Mary Kom and L. Devendro Singh were participated. M.C Mary Kom also participated Tokyo Olypic 2020.