Vastavam web: The World Women’s Boxing Championships, to be hosted by India after more than a decade, will be held from November 15 in the national capital, a top official of the international body said Friday. The teams will have to be here by November 13, with the competition starting a couple of days later. “The AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships will be held in New Delhi in November 13-25,” an official of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) told.
The celebrated M C Mary Kom, who has been nicknamed ‘Magnificent Mary’ by the AIBA, will be gunning for a sixth world title at the event which would conclude with the finals on November 24. She won successive gold medals in 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2010 editions. “The deadline for registration in the AIBA Database to the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships is October 5,” the official said. In the last edition of the event, which started in 2001, India won just a silver, through Sonia Lather in the featherweight (57kg) category.
All participating countries would be required to land in New Delhi before November 13. “All boxers must be accompanied by at least one AIBA certified coach at ringside during the bouts.”