India withdraws from Asian Below-22 boxing championship amid Covid menace | Boxing Information

NEW DELHI: The Boxing Federation of India has determined to tug out of the Asian Below-22 Championships for women and men in Tashkent, Uzbekistan as a result of world surge in Covid-19 circumstances however is keen to take part if the match is rescheduled to a time when the pandemic subsides.
A dependable supply within the federation has confirmed to PTI {that a} letter has been despatched to the Asian Boxing Confederation in addition to the match’s organising committee confirming India’s withdrawal.
The occasion was scheduled to be held from January 20 to 30. The Asian occasion was initially slated to be held from December 7 to 17 final yr however was postponed due to the pandemic.
Indian boxing has been hit by a Covid disaster of its personal. The boys’s senior nationwide camp in Patiala has reported 26 circumstances, together with 20 boxers.
Boxers born in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002 are eligible to compete within the occasion that’s being held for the primary time within the continent.
The competitors was to be held in 12 ladies’s and 13 males’s weight classes.
The Indian males’s squad featured the likes of Asian youth bronze-medallist Mohammed Etash Khan (63.5kg) and reigning nationwide champion Rohit Mor (60kg) amongst others.
The ladies’s squad featured the likes of world youth champion Arundhati Chaudhary (71kg) and worldwide medallist Jaismine (63kg).
Chaudhary had just lately made the headlines by taking the Boxing Federation of India to courtroom for not holding trials in her weight class for the world championships in Turkey.

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