World bronze-medallist Gaurav Bidhuri (56kg) will be among the 360 boxers vying for top honors in the National Men’s Championship starting here on Saturday which will be skipped by some top stars such as Amit Panchal and Vikas Krishan.
More than 30 state teams and units will be in action at the event, where the Railways Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) will be the defending champions.
Bidhuri will be competing for RSPB, Which will also feature Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Naman Tanwar (91kg). The youngster is a former world youth bronze-medalist.
“It is a big comeback for me after missing out on big events in the last one year. I am going to make it count,” Bidhuri, who was upset at being denied a trial for both the Commonwealth Games, told PTI.
Also, there in the Railways team is Sachin Siwach (52kg), a former world youth champion.
The RSOB will be missing veteran Manoj Kumar (69kg), who got married earlier this month.
Manoj was adjudged the beatboxer of the tournament’s last edition.”
The Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) also features a fairly strong team.
From Online Sources