Top boxers, including world champion Nikhat Zareen, Olympic bronze medalist Lovlina Borgohain, Asian champion and Worlds bronze medalist Parveen Hooda, will be seen in action at the Women’s National Boxing Championships starting here on Tuesday. .
Nikhat, who won World Championship gold in 52kg and Commonwealth Games gold in 50kg, will compete in 50kg as she begins her preparation for the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Lovlina, who proved herself at 75kg by winning the Asian title, will take the opportunity to re-evaluate herself in the new weight class ahead of the 2023 test schedule.
The possibility of a showdown between Lovlina and her young rival Arundhati Choudhary, world junior champion, in the 75kg final will excite boxing fans.
Parveen, who won her world medal and Asian crown at 63kg, moved into competition at 66kg with the Olympics in mind. She could have a close fight with former world junior champion and Asian bronze medalist Ankushita Boro.
Commonwealth Games winner Nitu Ghanghas is a notable absentee.
“Almost all famous boxers participate and we will have the opportunity to see engaging competitions. Ahead of the World and Asian Championships, we will take stock of the talents available in our country. For the first time, we have 22 boxers in the +81kg category! This is an encouraging development,” said head national coach Bhaskar Bhatt.
The fight review system, which was introduced by the International Boxing Association (IBA) earlier this year, will be implemented for the first time in a domestic event.
Source : WORLD NEWS