BFI will conduct trials for women boxers after the postponement of the world championship

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After AIBA postponed the Istanbul Women’s World Championships until March 2022, BFI will hold team-picking trials, according to a report in PTI. While the tournament was originally scheduled for December 4, the global body has decided to postpone it keeping in mind the increase in Covid-19 cases.

“The national camp will suffer a slight delay due to this development and now the tests between the weight categories are certain due to the huge gap of four months. We also have to take stock of the fitness of the boxers, so it is logical that rehearsals take place closer to the tournament, ”an important source from the national federation told PTI.

“Also, the women boxers will travel out to prepare because we are not just talking about the worlds. Next year there will also be the Commonwealth and Asian Games,” she added.

When the BFI previously announced that Tokyo bronze medalist Lovlina Borgohain would gain direct entry into the championship, it created a great deal of controversy, as reigning 70kg champion Arundhati Choudhary was denied the chance. to attend . Now with the delay, both players are ready for a good chance, and so it will be Maria Com, since he had renounced the Nationals.

Just like the men’s world championship, the women’s event will also have a cash prize for the first time ever. AIBA announced a $ 2.4 million prize pool for medal winners in 12 weight categories. The prize for first place was withheld USD 100,000. Silver medals will receive USD 50,000 and both bronze winners in each weight category would be USD 25,000 richer. In July, AIBA increased the women’s weight categories from 10 to 12. The new divisions are 48kg, 50kg, 52kg, 54kg, 57kg, 60kg, 63kg, 66kg, 70kg, 75kg, 81kg and + 81kg.

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