India determined to host 2020 Asian Boxing Championships

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New Delhi, India, April 15, 2020: The Boxing Federation of India (BFI) on Monday, April 13, said the country would host the 2020 Asian Boxing Championships for men and women towards the end of this year.

BFI President Ajay Singh made the announcement during E-Pathshala, the online review meeting of boxers and support staff over a video conference.

“Our focus is to bring more and more tournaments to India and being able to host this prestigious championship will be a huge honour. Our boxers can look to excel here,” Singh said.

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

“I’m excited and look forward to competing at home,” six-time world champion and London 2012 bronze medallist Mary Kom said. 

“We have been in touch with the coaches and maintaining our weights and doing best possible training at home during this lockdown period.”

Source: The Hindu