BFI set to launch inaugural Indian Boxing League

Vastavam web: The franchise-based league for Indian boxers that has been in the works since 2017 will finally see the light of the day tentatively in July-August this year, the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) announced on Tuesday. The BFI had floated a tender for the commercial and organising rights for the pro-style league in 2017. It will run for a period of three weeks and will tentatively start in the end of July.

The tournament will see prolific Indian pugilists, including newly-crowned Asian Champion Amit Panghal, Shiva Thapa and veteran L Sarita Devi fight alongside foreign boxers. “A lot of Indian players have already signed up for the league. We are also in process of signing up international boxers to have mixed men and women international team,” Pande said.