The Asian Boxing Championship is scheduled to be held from May 21 in Delhi. (Photo Credit: @BFI_official)
Due to increasing lockdown in Delhi and the Corona crisis, it is difficult to organize the Asian Boxing Championships 2021. This championship is to be held from 21 to 31 May at Indira Gandhi Indoor Sports in Delhi.
An official of the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) told the news agency that the Women’s and Men’s Asian Boxing Championship is proposed from May 21 in Delhi. But due to Corona, the current situation in Delhi is frightening. In such a situation, the countries participating in the championship would hardly want to travel to Delhi, which became Corona’s hotspot at this time. However, BFI Secretary General Hemanta Kumar Kalita has not given any information about this.
Last year, the championship was postponed due to Corona
Let us know that in March this year, the International Boxing Association (AIBA) had announced that India will host this championship from 21 to 31 May 2021. Boxers from 30 countries are expected to participate in the Boxing Championship.SAI closes Excellence Center due to Corona
For this, BFI has also conducted national trials in the women’s section. The top boxers, who have been participating in the national camp in Delhi since March, are either recovering from Corona or have not started training yet after recovering from it. Simranjeet Kaur, who qualified for the Olympics in the 60 kg weight category for women, has recently been found to be corona infected. Due to the second wave of Corona, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) has closed the National Center of Excellence (NCOE) in New Delhi.
Male boxers also struggling with corona infection
The National Team of Sports (NIS Patiala) of Patiala is also troubled by the men’s team after the Corona case came to light. Between February and March this year, the Kovid-19 report of more than 15 boxers has come out positive. All these are undergoing treatment.