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Amrik "Mik" Basi (born 21 May 1966 in Forest Gate in east London) is a British boxing referee based at Fairbairn Boxing Club in Ilford[1] in the London Borough of Redbridge. He took the Olympic Oath in the 2012 Summer Olympics on behalf of officials.[2][3] During the Games he acted as referee or judge in both men's and women's boxing, and officiated a total of 38 matches[4] including refereeing the men's light heavyweight final.[5] He received the AIBA award as the top boxing official at the tournament.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Basi lives in North Stifford in Thurrock, Essex with his wife. His son Jacob is a former national amateur boxing champion. Basi has a brother, Jumbo, who is also a boxing referee.[7]


  1. ^ "Olympic boxers can count on Basi when he officiates at the Ganes". Romford Recorder. 6 June 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Newham boxing referee Basi delivers the Olympic oath". Newham Recorder. 2 August 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Mik Basi's Games ceremony honour". Thurrock Gazette. 2 August 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "REFEREES / JUDGE CAREER". AIBA. Archived from the original on 19 October 2012. Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Men's Light Heavyweight (81kg) Results". BBC. Retrieved 27 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Newham's Basi wins his own Olympic boxing medal". Romford Recorder. 17 August 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Boxing stalwart takes centre stage at greatest show on earth". Amateur Boxing Association of England. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 

External linksEdit

  • [1] - Mik Basi profile on AIBA International Boxing Association