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Assam likely to get Boxing Federation satellite academy

Assam is likely to get one of the satellite boxing academies which the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) is planning across the country. BFI president Ajay Singh on Monday said that Assam will also have a team in the proposed boxing league.

BFI has already signed MoU with AIBA and central government in this regard. Accordingly there will be a main full-fledged world class academy in New Delhi and there will be eight satellite academies with modern infrastructure across the state.

“As Guwahati is concerned, this Women’s Youth World Boxing Championships is the second major championship in last two years. And for the satellite academy Guwahati seems to be an ideal place for it. Assam government has shown that they are extremely keen and eager to move quickly on sports and boxing in particular,” BFI president Ajay Singh told The News Mill on Monday.

The AWYWBC has witnessed the participation of 160 boxers from 31 countries. This is the second major boxing event Guwahati is hosting after senior men’s boxing championship in 2016 after the formation of BFI.

Singh also extended his compliments to Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal for hosting the event successfully.

“He (CM) has done a fabulous job. All the foreign delegates are saying that this is best boxing championship they have ever seen,” added Singh.

Assam will also have a team in the boxing league which starts in June next year.

“Hopefully there will be a team from this region in the boxing league as well. So, Assam will be the home of that team and several matches will be played here,” Singh added.

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