India set to host Asian Boxing …

India set to host Asian Boxing Championships in year-end

While the sporting events across the globe has been stalled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) brought good news for the sporting fans as India is set to host the 2020 Asian Boxing Championships for men and women at the end of the year.

BFI President Ajay Singh made the announcement during E-Pathshala–the online review meeting of boxers and support staff for the qualified and probables of the Olympic weight categories over a video conference.

“Going forward our focus is to bring in more and more tournaments to India and being able to host this prestigious championship here in India will be a huge honour for the federation. This tournament can be one of the big platforms where our boxers can look to excel and will also give our fans a reason for cheer,” Singh said.

The final decision on dates and venue of the tournament will be taken after discussion with the government and other important stakeholders when the lockdown is over.

“I’m excited and look forward to playing at home. We have been in touch with the coaches and maintaining our weights and doing the best possible training staying at home during this lockdown period,” seasoned boxer and six-time world champion Mary Kom said on the announcement.

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Following the first phase of the E-pathshala, which was focused on physical fitness, boxers will now also be doing regular sessions with renowned mental trainers and nutritionists on a weekly basis.