Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur inaugurated IBA Women's World Boxing Championships

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The IBA Women's World Boxing Championships began on 15 March in New Delhi.

An overview of the news

  • Union Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur inaugurated it at the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex.

  • International Boxing Association (IBA) President Umar Kremlev, and Boxing Federation of India (BFI) President Ajay Singh were present on the occasion. 

  • BFI is hosting the biggest boxing event till the 26th of March. 

  • The Championship is taking placein India for the third time after 2006 and 2018, the most for any country. 

  • The tournament will witness the participation of more than 350 boxers from around 74 countries.

  • The Indian team of 12 boxers for the event includes 2020 Tokyo Bronze medallist, Lovlina Borgohain and the current world champion in the 50kg category,Nikhat Zareen.

IBA World Boxing Championships

  • The IBA World Boxing Championships, and the IBA Women's World Boxing Championships, are biennial boxing competitions.

  • This is organised by the International Boxing Association (IBA), which is the sport governing body.

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