The championship was to be initially held in November-December final yr.© AFP
The postponed Asian Boxing Championship, which India is scheduled to host, might be organised in both April or Might this yr, Boxing Federation of India President Ajay Singh revealed on Wednesday after being re-elected to the submit 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 Might,” Singh stated in a press convention after the AGM at a Gurugram lodge.
India final hosted the boys’s Asian meet again in 1980 in Mumbai, earlier than conducting the ladies’s occasion in 2003 in Hisar. The match turned 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 permit the occasion to go forward in 2020, Singh stated, “It’s work in progress.”
“They educated in Italy final yr for 2 months after which they can even compete on the planet qualifiers in June. There might be no scarcity of competitors for them,” Singh stated.
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