Friday, 12 March 2010

5th Commonwealth Boxing Championships start in Delhi

The Indian Boxing Federation (IBF) today inaugurated the 5th Commonwealth Boxing Championship 2010 at a gala opening ceremony held at the Talkatora Stadium.

The 5th Commonwealth Boxing Championship (CBC) was officially opened by the Union minister of youth affairs and sports, MS Gill.

The opening ceremony had bag pipers leading the posse as various participating teams paraded inside the stadium. Singer Mansi Scott gave a scintillating performance and enthralled the audience.

The 5th CBC will witness over 100 boxers from 14 countries in over 100 bouts from 12th -17th March, 2010 at Talkatora Stadium fighting for this prestigious title. Many major commonwealth boxing nations including India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, England, Wales, Scotland, New Zealand, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Tanzania, Mauritius, Botswana, and the Bahamas will participate. The boxers are segregated in 10 following weight categories namely 49 kgs, 52 kgs, 56 kgs, 60 kgs, 64 kgs, 69 kgs, 75kgs, 81 kgs, 91 kgs, + 91 kgs.

Indian boxing heroes such as Vijender Singh, Akhil Kumar, Dinesh Kumar, Suranjay Singh etc will be contending for India in their respective weight categories and will be seen in action in front of the home crowd. And with our current boxing talents IBF expects to win more medals this year.

The Opening Ceremony as well as all the days of the CBC will have various entertainment elements to keep the audiences engaged and entertained. The CBC is open for general public viewing and tickets are nominally charged at Rs 100 per day.

Mr. Abhay Singh Chautala, president, Indian Boxing Federation said, “Commonwealth Boxing Championship is a very prestigious event to be held first time in our country. We are extremely confident that our new crop of boxers will shine in this championship by winning at least 4 out of 10 gold medals”

IBF secretary general, Col PK Muralidharan Raja said, "We as a federation promise to make this an event to remember and hope that the participating countries will cherish this experience."


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