*The winners will further participate at National Competition
Jalandhar: LPU is hosting 14th Senior State Women Boxing Championship at its campus from 26th to 28th April. The three day championship will feature 70 Punjab Women Boxing starlets from 19 districts of the state. Around 54 bouts will be fought for 10 weight categories ranging from 48 Kgs to 81+ Kgs. Being organized by District Boxing Association Kapurthala under the auspices of Punjab Boxing Association (PBA), the event has support from Sardar Bawa Singh Johal Boxing Academy, Phagwara, an organization devoted towards the development of sport in the state.
Organizing Secretary of the Championship, S Jasbir Singh Shergill informed that State Championship provides a platform for emerging boxers to display their skills and excel at the national arena. The event assumes added importance as ten gold-medalists from this will be able to show their worth at 14th Senior Women National Boxing Championships, Khatima, Uttrakhand, to be held from 18th to 23rd May, 2013. From ‘National’ the first three position holders in each weight categories will get camp coaching. This coaching will serve as a selection ground to shortlist players to further constitute the final core group for the World Championships.
LPU Pro Chancellor Mrs Rashmi Mittal accorded best wishes to all the top and emerging women combatants of the state so that they may reach the national and international rings in future to bring glory to the state.
One of the boxers for 60 kg weight category, from Ropar, Ms Rupinder Kaur said that the arrangements at the University are very good: “We have got good staying, relaxing and eating arrangements. In addition we have access to practice arena also so that we may prove our worth.”