Men's national boxing from September 15; allowing head guards under consideration

The national championships could not be held last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Representative Image: The upcoming event will also be competed in the new weight categories introduced by the International Boxing Association last month.   -  Getty Images/iStockphoto

The National boxing championships for elite men will return this year after getting hit by the Covid-19 pandemic last year. The event will be held at the Inspire Institute of Sports in Vijayanagara, Karnataka, from September 15 to 21.

Following the introduction of some new weight classes by the International Boxing Association (AIBA), the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) has decided to hold competitions in 13 weight categories – 48kg, 51kg, 54kg, 57kg, 60kg, 63.5kg, 67kg, 71kg, 75kg, 80kg, 86kg, 92kg and +92kg – instead of 10.

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Besides, the BFI will bring back headguards for elite men if a proposal regarding this gets approved at its executive committee meeting on September 3.

The BFI has made a 72-hour negative RT-PCR report mandatory for all boxers, team officials and technical officials willing to participate in the championships. The use of masks is also mandatory at all places, except in the boxing ring.

The last date of entry by number is September 1 and by name is September 8.

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