Thursday, July 8, 2010
World Series Boxing signs up 87 international boxers included boxers from countries like Afghanistan, Iraq, Haiti and New Zealand
LONDON: As many as 87 leading amateur boxers have been signed up with different franchises for the World Series Boxing, a new global boxing competition from the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA), which begins from November this year.
The bidding, based on the style of the popular Indian Premier League (IPL), was held at a Central London hotel on Monday when various city franchises hired boxers for the competition.
The format comprises of 12-city-based franchise teams spread across three regional conferences including Asia, the Americas and Europe. Each team has one home and one away match with the finals and individual championships scheduled to take place in Macau, China, in March next year.
One of India’s finest boxers in recent times, Vijender Singh, was one of the major signings among others, which included boxers from countries like Afghanistan, Iraq, Haiti and New Zealand.