India’s Neeraj Goyat is WBC Asia Boxer of the Year
Indian pugilist Neeraj Goyat has been conferred with the WBC Asia Boxer of the Year Award.
Neeraj is the current WBC Asia champion in welter weight category.
Since turning pro in 2011, Neeraj has won nine fights including two knockouts.
Commenting on the award, Neeraj said, “I am really happy to receive such an honour from WBC, I will continue to work hard in the future fights.”
Neerav Tomar, promoter of IOS Boxing Promotions which manages Neeraj and Vijender Singh, was bestowed with ‘WBC Asia honorary Promoter of the year 2017 Award’ by the Asian Boxing Council at WBC Asia and WBC Muaythai annual awards presentation ceremony in Bangkok on Monday.
16 boxers to compete in world youth championship
India would be fielding 16 boxers at the AIBA Youth World Championships in August, where they will get another shot at qualification for the Youth Olympics in October.
A total of 10 women and six men have made the cut for the championships in Hungary, the Boxing Federation of India said in a statement.
The challenge in the women’s department will be spearheaded by world champions Nitu (48 kg) and Sakshi (57 Kg) and national champion Jony (60 kg).
Accompanying them will be world bronze-medallist Neha Yadav (+81 kg), Asian gold-medallist Manisha (64 kg) and Lalita (69 kg) along with silver-medallists Anamika (51 kg), Astha Pahwa (75 kg) and Sakshi Gaidhani (81 kg) and bronze medal winner Divya Pawar (54 kg).
In the men’s competition, Asian silver-medallist Ankit (60 kg) will be bronze-medallists Bhavesh Kattimani (52 kg) along with Akash Kumar (56 kg), Akash (56 kg), Vijay Deep (69 kg) and Ronak (81 kg).
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