‘British boxer Amir Khan will participate in closing ceremony of Inter-Division Punjab Open Boxing Championship’

Friday, May 11, 2018

Punjab Minister for Sports Jahangir Khanzada said Sports Board Punjab is going to hold its first ever Inter-Division Punjab Open Boxing Championship at Nishtar Park Sports Complex Gymnasium Hall from May 12 to 15, 2018. “Famous British boxer Amir Khan will also participate in the closing ceremony which will definitely be a great source of encouragement for young pugilists,” he shared this information while addressing a press conference at National Hockey Stadium.
Punjab Minister for Sports Jahangir Khanzada informed that 770 boxers including 100 women from across the province to took part in grand trials activity. “The large number of boxers from all parts of province took part in the trials activity in three classes - Elite Class (Boys), Youth Class (U-16 Boys) and Elite Class (Girls). And it happened for the first time in the history of Pakistan that young boxers from remote areas of the province featured in boxing trials”. Punjab Minister for Sports Jahangir Khanzada further said that 177 male and 22 female boxers have been shortlisted for the Inter-Division Punjab Open Boxing Championship. “The shortlisted pugilists have been selected through a transparent selection process,” he asserted. He said after grand trials process across the province, now we have complete data of all male and female boxers and their categories. “Now we can make better planning for our future boxing events and ultimately it will help us carving out excellent results,” he maintained.
Elaborating about the prizes, Punjab Minister for Sports Jahangir Khanzada said: “Punjab govt is going to award huge cash prizes to winners and prominent performers of boxing championship. Overall Rs 26 lakh will be spent on the championship. The winner, runners up and third position holder will pocket Rs 50000, Rs 25000 and Rs 12000 respectively”.  “Punjab govt has decided to establish modern boxing rings at nine divisional headquarters to hone boxing talent in all parts of province. Boxing rings will also be established at district level in the next phase,” he revealed.