Telangana International Boxing League from Saturday

The two-day event will witness the participation of 18 boxers with nine boxers from India and nine from other countries including Kenya, Afghanistan, South Africa, Philippines, Armenia, and Kazakhstan.

By Author  |  Sports Bureau  |  Published: 1st Feb 2019  10:30 pmUpdated: 2nd Feb 2019  12:10 am

Hyderabad: The inaugural edition of the Telangana International Boxing League (TIBL), a pro-boxing event, conducted by Telangana Boxing Council (TBC) will be held at Gachibowli Stadium from Saturday. The two-day event will witness the participation of 18 boxers with nine boxers from India and nine from other countries including Kenya, Afghanistan, South Africa, Philippines, Armenia, and Kazakhstan.

Pushkar Bhosle (men’s 57kg), Akashdeet Singh (men’s 62 kg), Asad Asif Khan (men’s 58 kg), Gurpreet Singh (men’s 70kg), Shubham Sharma (men’s 74 kg), Ajay (men’s 76kg), Kamla Roka (women 52kg), Ramandeeo (45kg),
are the Indians who are participating in the event. There are seven categories in the men’s event and two categories in the women’s event.

“The objective of the league is to improve popular support to this sport. We believe that the league will certainly give a huge impetus to boxing in the State,” said Praveen Kumar Singh, Secretary, TBC.