The Indian boxing team has received travel clearance for the Dubai Asia Boxing Championships to be held this month. Asia Championships gold medalist Amit Panghal and six-time world champion MC Mary Kom will participate in this championship. Boxing Federation of India (BFI) President Ajay Singh said that the players will get visas. The boxers did not get visas, as the Indian team joined the championship, there was a crisis. However, the BFI, the UAE government, and the Asia Boxing Confederation worked together to allow the team to travel.
The team will reach Dubai on 22
Dubai Asia Boxing Championships: The statement said that all the players, coaches, and support staff are already in the big bubble. The Indian team can reach Dubai on 22 May and on reaching there, the players will be issued visas. Ajay said, “We are thankful to the UAE government, India’s Ambassador to the UAE Pawan Kapoor, and Asia Boxing Confederation President Anas Alotaaiba who provided all possible help to send the Indian team to Dubai.” This is an important tournament considering the preparations for the Olympics. The tournament was earlier scheduled to be held in New Delhi but it was shifted to Dubai in view of the growing cases of Corona in the country.
The Indian boxing team is as follows:
Men: Vinod Tanwar (49 kg), Amit Panghal (52 kg), Mohammad Hussamuddin (56 kg), Varinder Singh (60 kg), Shiva Thapa (64 kg), Vikas Krishna (69 kg), Ashish Kumar (75 kg) , Sumit Sangwan (81 kg), Sanjeet (91 kg) and Narendra (plus 91 kg). Women: Monica (48 kg), MC Mary Kom (51 kg), Sakshi (54 kg), Jasmin (57 kg), Simranjit Kaur (60 kg), Lalbuatsahi (64 kg), Lovlina Borgohain (69 kg), Pooja Rani ( 75 kg), Swati (81 kg) and Anupama (plus 81 kg).
Kaushik and Satish will not participate in the championship
New Delhi Dubai Asia Boxing Championships: Boxers Manish Kaushik and Satish Kumar, who have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics, will not be able to take part in the Asian Boxing Championships starting in Dubai on May 21 as they are yet to fully recover from the Kovid-19. “It is good news that Kaushik’s recent Kovid-19 report has come negative,” a coach attached to the National Camp told the agency from Patiala. But he still has not started training as usual and has decided that he will not participate in the Asian Boxing Championship. Kaushik will represent India in the men’s 63kg category at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, while Satish will represent India in 91kg. Both boxers are participating in the National Camp in Patiala. The coach said that he will start light training this week.