Update: May 20, 2022 6:43 p.m. STI
Bellary (Karnataka) [India], May 20 (ANI): The National Boys and Girls Sub-Junior Boxing Championship kicked off on Friday at the Inspire Institute of Sport, Bellary, Karnataka. Boxers from across the country traveled to the IIS’s state-of-the-art facilities, where they will be in action for a week.
“This is the third time we have held a national boxing championship at the Inspire Institute of Sport. It becomes even more special that Nikhat Zareen won the world championship gold medal for India not later than ‘ yesterday. The boxers present here will be pumped up by this and will certainly try to follow in these footsteps. We at IIS are privileged to be part of an ecosystem that helps to develop such talent for India,” Rusdee said. Warley, CEO of the Inspire Institute of Sport.
A total of 621 boxers are expected to take part in the event, of which 348 will compete in the boys’ event. Thirty-one teams are in action at the Sub-Junior Nationals, where bouts will be held to the standard of three two-minute rounds, with a one-minute break to separate each round.
“India Boxing Federation is pleased that Karnataka Amateur Boxing Association, JSW Group and Inspire Institute of Sport are hosting the National Boys and Girls Sub-Junior Boxing Championships in Bellary. We hope to see several young talents give their best ‘themselves in the ring for the next seven days,’ said Ajay Singh, president of the Indian Boxing Federation.
Among the boxers attending the championship are IIS athletes Joyshree Chirom and Rakesh Konjenbam, who compete in the girls’ 60kg and boys’ 52kg events respectively. (ANI)