The World Women’s Boxing Championship, to be hosted by India after more than a decade, will be held from November 15 in the national capital, a top official of the international body said on Saturday. The teams will have to be here by November 13, with the Competition starting a couple of days later.
“The AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships will be held in New Delhi in November 13-25,” an official of the International Boxing Association said.
The marquee tournament was last held in India in 2006 and remains the best for the country in terms of performance. India had topped the medal tally with four gold, three silver, and one bronze medal. The celebrated M.C. Mary Kom will be gunning for a sixth world title at the event, which would conclude with the finals on November 24. she won successive gold medals in 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2010 editions.
“The deadline for registration to the Women’s World Boxing Championship is October 5,” the official said.
In the last edition of the event, which started in 2001, India won just one sliver, through Sonia Lather in the featherweight (57kg) countries would be required to land in New Delhi before November 13.
From Online Sources