HPD Bernard Dunne loses job after Indian boxers’ dismal show at Olympic qualifiers | Boxing News


New Delhi: India's lackluster performance in the recently held World Cup boxing The Olympic qualifiers resulted in its first casualty – High-Performance Director (HPD). Bernard Dunn,
Irishman, one of the highest paid foreign coaches in the Indian sports ecosystem, has lost his job Boxing Federation of India (BFI) – who advised Sports Authority of India (SAI) – Following the country's disappointing performance at the qualifiers in Busto Arsizio, Italy, where all nine participating boxers failed to secure quota places. paris 2024,
The worst part is that some of them even faced RSC (ref stopped the competition) after being eliminated in the first round itself. It was the first time that Indian boxers returned empty-handed from an Olympic qualifying event, with only Nishant Dev making an impact after a heart-breaking defeat in the quarterfinals of the 71kg category.
Dunn, who was paid $15,000 a month, traveled with the team to Busto Arsizio for the qualifiers. It is learned that another Irishman, Dmitry Dmitruk, who was appointed as the head foreign coach of the country's elite men's and women's teams, is likely to do the same.
According to sources, his days in Indian boxing are numbered and both BFI and SAI are unhappy with his training methods. While Dunn joined the Indian boxing team in October 2022, Dmitruk was brought in as the coach of both the teams in February last year.
It is learned that an online meeting of the Sports Ministry, SAI and BFI officials was held on Wednesday afternoon, where it was decided to accept Dunn's resignation. A formal confirmation is expected soon when the BFI core committee meets at its Gurugram headquarters on March 15, where the fate of Dmitruk and other coaches will be decided.
It is learned that Dunn had sent his resignation letter to Italy a week ago after witnessing the poor performance of the Indian boxers in the qualifiers. But what most displeased the BFI owners was that Dunn did not follow normal office decorum and sent his resignation to BFI Executive Director Colonel Arun Malik.
Instead of marking copies to federation president Ajay Singh and general secretary Hemant Kumar Kalita.

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