IBC mulls increased 'regional cooperation' for Pro Boxing

PTI | Pune | Updated: 20-05-2022 13:19 IST | Created: 20-05-2022 13:11 IST
IBC mulls increased 'regional cooperation' for Pro Boxing
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The Indian Boxing Council (IBC) has started working with boxing bodies in neighboring countries like Bangladesh and Nepal with an aim to set up 'regional cooperation in Pro Boxing.

The Bangladesh Boxing Foundation (BBF) successfully conducted its first-ever International Pro Boxing event at the Shaheed Suhrawardi Indoor Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka on Thursday.

The event, conducted under IBC's supervision, titled ''Xcel South Asian Pro Boxing Fight Night – The Ultimate Glory'' featured 6 fights with boxers from three countries – Bangladesh, India, and Nepal.

''Indian Pro Boxers have started featuring more prominently in the Asian circuit in the last few years, but the leap from being a National Champion to being an Asian Champion is very steep,'' President of IBC, Brigadier PKM Raja, who is in Dhaka, said.

Countries like the Philippines, Korea, China, and Indonesia have had a long stint in the sport and naturally dominate the Asian Rankings. ''A regional union with our neighbors in Bangladesh, Nepal, Afghanistan, and even Pakistan will assist in ushering a whole new window of opportunities for our boxers,'' Raja said.

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