The World Boxing Council (WBC) India Championship fight has been postponed due to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The first-ever WBC India Championship fight, between the country’s top women boxers Chandni Mehra and Suman Kumari, was initially scheduled to start on May 1 at the Great Khali Academy in Jalandhar, Punjab.

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Despite continuous efforts, the prevailing surge in cases and the lockdown forced the organisers to postpone the event.

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"Unfortunately, due to the growing number of COVID-19 cases across India and guidelines issued by the Indian Government, we have decided to postpone the first-ever WBC India Championship event to a later date," Parm Goraya, CEO of LZ Promotions, which is conducting the event, said on Friday.