Arif khan is back with the 9th edition of The Punch Boxing
Indian sports organisation Sports Oodles Pvt Ltd is set to host the ninth edition of its professional boxing tournament, The Punch Boxing. The tournament is scheduled to take place on March 25, 2023, at the DLF Cyber Hub in Gurugram, Haryana.
The Punch Boxing Season 9 will kick off with the 52-kg category, which will have Adil take on Wahed.
The two international bouts of the tournament will see Harsh Gill take on Mbelwa Said Juma from Tanzania in the Cruiserweight category, while Arun Sharma will fight Isaac Paa Kwesi from Tanzania in the second international match, also in the Cruiserweight category.
Other fights in the event will see Ravi Dhama take on Vijender Kumar in the Light Heavyweight category, while Lalduhawma will face Vidya Sagar in the 72-kg category.
The event has roped in ONGC as its Title Partner, while Exotic Wheels, Samidha Welfare Foundation, Western Stainless Steel, Awaaz Foundation, JJ Textiles and SportsKhabri are also serving as its Partners.
The entire fight card of the event is as follows:
|Opponent 1||Opponent 2||Category||Rounds|
|Ashwin Ramesh||Saksham||79 kg||4|
|Akshay Chahal||Rohit||59 kg||6|
|Harsh Gill||Mbelwa Said Juma||Cruiser Weight||6|
|Lalduhawma||Vidya Sagar||72 kg||6|
|Chandru||Bastab Chetia||Cruiser Weight||4|
|Arun Sharma||Isaac Paa Kwesi||Cruiser Weight||8|
|Ravi Dhama||Vijender Kumar||Light Weight||6|
|Navraj Chauhan||Sanjay Kumar||4|
Arif Khan, President, The Punch Boxing, spoke about the upcoming event, stating:
“We are hosting the ninth edition of The Punch Boxing tournament this year at the DLF Cyber Hub. We have some exciting fights planned, some of which are international and we will also have national medalists participating. The event will be broadcasted live on The Punch Boxing YouTube channel, where fans can catch the action.
“With the rise of the Indian professional boxing scene on the international stage, we at The Punch Boxing are proud to continue our support for Indian boxing. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all our sponsors for their support. Special mention to Nalin Hooda, the co-promoter of the event and chairman of the Awaaz Foundation and also Shri Dushyant Chautala, the Deputy Chief Minister of Haryana, for his continuous support towards The Punch Boxing.”
Started in 2013 with the backing of the Indian Boxing Council (IBC), with the motive of empowering young men and women in their roles as proactive community leaders through the Young Coach Education Program by Sports Oodles, The Punch Boxing has garnered appreciation from all over the nation due to its welcoming nature towards the pugilists in India.