Indian boxers set for World Championships

The Word Championships will see boxers fighting it out without the head-guard, an important safety gear in the bloody sport. It could well be the last big event for the senior men's team as the AIBA has threatened to ban India if IBF does not hold its re-elections by December first week latest.

updated: October 10, 2013 19:59 IST
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New Delhi: Unruffled by the administrative wrangling in the national federation and unconcerned about the tough new rules that await them, a 10-member Indian boxing team, including comeback-man Vijender Singh, will leave on Friday for the World Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan starting October 14.

India will compete under the International Boxing Association's flag due to the provisional suspension on the Indian Boxing Federation.

"Let's see how things go, in such big events, you can never really say whether a medal is there or not. More than 500 boys from all over the world, we hope to put our best foot forward and hope for the best," national coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu said after the 10 boxers underwent light training at the Karnail Singh Stadium here on Thursday.

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