Indian Boxers on exposure trips to Italy, Ireland and Incheon, Korea

The top boxers of the individual weight categories, including Amit Panghal, Simranjit Kaur, Nikhat Zareen, Shiva Thapa among others, are undergoing training in Belfast currently.

Amit Panghal in action against-Italian boxer during the ongoing 7 Nationals training and exposure camp in Belfast, Ireland.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

With a packed schedule coming up in July followed by the World Championships later in the year, Indian boxers are currently on an exposure tour to Italy, Ireland and Korea as part of preparations for the upcoming tournaments. 

The top boxers of the individual weight categories are undergoing training in Belfast currently along with boxers from six top European nations. Before that, a bilateral training camp and series of friendly matches were held against the Italian team. This 15 day long exposure trip will end on June 12.

The objective of this exposure camp is to help Indian boxers gain valuable experience as they spar with elite boxers from USA, Germany, Holland, Romania, Italy and host, Ireland and train with them.

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India’s top male boxer and gold medallist at the recently concluded India Open, Amit Panghal said, “We had a stint in Italy before coming here, in Belfast. Here, in the past couple of days, we had some great opportunity to study some of the top boxers of these elite teams and take stalk individually on the areas that we need to improve upon.”

“We are closely working with the coaches and working to improve and develop our game physically and mentally, further added the Asian Games gold medallist.

While, another team of 35 boxers, comprising 20 men and 15 women pugilists are currently in Incheon, Korea for a week-long joint training camp. With major boxing championships coming up next month in Thailand and Indonesia, these exposure opportunities will be critical for India's medal-winning hopes.