Asian Boxing Championship In April Or Could: Boxing Federation Of India President Ajay Singh

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The championship was to be initially held in November-December final yr.© AFP




The postponed Asian Boxing Championship, which India is scheduled to host, can be organised in both April or Could this yr, Boxing Federation of India President Ajay Singh revealed on Wednesday after being re-elected to the put up on the physique’s Annual Common Assembly. The championship was to be initially held in November-December final yr, however was postponed owing to the disruption brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. “The Asian Championship will both be held in April or Could,” Singh mentioned in a press convention after the AGM at a Gurugram resort. 

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India final hosted the lads’s Asian meet again in 1980 in Mumbai, earlier than conducting the ladies’s occasion in 2003 in Hisar. The match grew to become a mixed occasion for women and men final yr. 

The COVID-19 pandemic threw sporting calendars haywire all over the world with a number of large occasions, together with the Olympics and the T20 World Cup of cricket, postponed. Requested whether or not the nationwide championships could be held after the pandemic didn’t enable the occasion to go forward in 2020, Singh mentioned, “It’s work in progress.” 

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Up to now, 9 Indian boxers — 5 males and 4 ladies — have certified for the Tokyo Olympics and Singh mentioned they may get sufficient publicity to make sure their preparations stay on observe. 

“They educated in Italy final yr for 2 months after which they can even compete on the planet qualifiers in June. There can be no scarcity of competitors for them,” Singh mentioned.

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