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Delhi to host women's world boxing title

The Indian contingent is slated to leave for Hungary on August 9 to take part in a training-cum-competition.

india Updated: Jul 19, 2006 21:05 IST

The Women's World Boxing championship will be held in Delhi later this year after some of the participating nations made a request for the event to be shifted from Hyderabad.

The November 17 to 24 competition was scheduled to be held in Hyderabad but following a request by some of the nations, the Amateur International Boxing Association asked India to consider their proposal.

The Indian Amateur Boxing Federation agreed to the request after taking into account the logistics involved.

Sources in the Federation said the countries were apprehensive of travelling to Hyderabad as there are no direct international flights to the city. Also, they were keener to visit the national capital for its historic and cosmopolitan value.

As many as 35 countries, including defending champions Russia, Italy, Canada and North Korea are expected to feature in the event.

The Indian pugilists, who were initially undergoing training in Mumbai, have shifted their camp to Kolkata in the wake of heavy rains in the western metropolis.

The Indian contingent is slated to leave for Hungary on August 9 to take part in a training-cum-competition.