Maiden WBA event to take place in India
In a massive fillip to the still nascent professional boxing scene in India, the country will host its maiden World Boxing Association (WBA)-sanctioned fight card here on Saturday under the aegis of the Indian Boxing Council.
The six bouts to be held at the Sri Fort Sports Complex, will be all-Indian affairs featuring national-level boxers with officials from the WBA supervising the fights which will be conducted by the Indian Boxing Council (IBC). WBA is one of the four international bodies which sanction title bouts in professional boxing. The four-round contests will feature Siddharth Varma (super welterweight), Sukhwinder (cruiserweight), Manoj Grewal (heavyweight) and Sumit Rangi (heavyweight).
“India is going to become a great country in the professional circuit. We are mighty impressed with how the IBC is moving forward in promoting professional boxing,” WBA’s Regional development Adviser Stanley Christodoulou told PTI.