NEW DELHI: The 2023 edition of IBAit is World Women’s Boxing Championships will be hosted in the nation’s capital from March 15 to 31. It will be the third time New Delhi has hosted the biennial event since its inception in 2001.
The nation’s capital has previously hosted the competition in 2006 and 2018.
In addition to this, India also hosted the Junior Women’s World Championships in 2017 in Guwahati.
However, India has never hosted the men’s world championship.
The fact that Delhi will host the event for the third time was announced last month.
the Boxing The Federation of India (BFI) had signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Boxing Association (IBA) in Delhi last month when the world body’s chairman Umar Kremlev visited the country .
“The countdown to one of the biggest boxing events in the world in 2023 begins now. The world championships are a testament to the unparalleled credentials of Indian boxing and we at the Indian Boxing Federation are ready to deliver an experience spectacular.
“With the partnership of Team IBA, we are confident that the World Championships will help boost boxing around the world,” said Ajay Singh, President of the Boxing Federation of India (BFI).
The competition will be held in 12 weight categories — 48 kg, 50 kg, 52 kg, 54 kg, 57 kg, 60 kg, 63 kg, 66 kg, 70 kg, 75 kg, 81 kg and +81 kg — and registrations will be open soon.
BFI and IBA will also work on introducing a historical fight review system at the championships.
Boxing in India has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years. India has consistently finished in the top five countries in recent global and multi-event competitions like World Championships, Asian Games and Commonwealth Games.
Indian women have won 39 medals, including 10 gold, in the 12 editions of the championship so far.
(With PTI inputs)



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