Today News Online Service
New Delhi, April 20
In a historic move, the World Boxing Council (WBC) has sanctioned a title bout to be contested by two Indian professional women boxers.
The WBC, one of the four major organisations that sanction professional bouts globally, has endorsed the Indian Championship fight between Chandni Mehra and Suman Kumari, scheduled to be part of India Unleashed-Fight Night — the country’s first-ever Professional USA boxing event — on May 1.
The fight between Chandni and Suman, India’s No.1 boxers in lightweight and featherweight categories, will determine the first-ever WBC India champion, male or female.
“This is a game-changer for Indian professional boxing,” said Parm Goraya, CEO of LZ Promotions and India Unleashed Promoter.
“The green/gold belt has been worn by illustrious champions in history including Muhammad Ali, Lennox Lewis, Mike Tyson, Floyd Mayweather etc. I am excited to initiate this historic move,” Goraya added.
“It’s a great development for Indian professional boxing and gives us the confidence that we at Indian Boxing Council (IBC) are on the right path,” said Muralidharan Raja, president of IBC, which recently got affiliated with the Asian wing of WBC.