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19 WSB probables shortlisted

Olympians Jitendra Kumar and Diwakar Prasad are among the 19 pugilists who have been short-listed to represent the Mumbai franchisee in the World Series of Boxing.

other Updated: Sep 19, 2011 00:17 IST

Olympians Jitendra Kumar and Diwakar Prasad are among the 19 pugilists who have been short-listed to represent the Mumbai franchisee in the World Series of Boxing.

Owners of the franchisee, TransStadia Boxing India Pvt Ltd, has shortlisted 19 probable boxers out of which 15 will be picked in the upcoming AIBA-World Series of Boxing (WSB) starting in November, according to a press release.

The Indian franchisee has picked up the boxers in five weight categories as per the format of WSB - bantamweight (50-54kg), lightweight (57-61kg), middleweight (68-73kg), heavyweight (80-85kg) and super heavyweight (+91 kg).

Those participating in the upcoming World Championships in Azerbaijan, will automatically be eligible for direct participation for the franchise, it said.