IBA World Boxing Championships | Location, team, schedule and when and where to watch
Tokyo 2020 bronze medalist Lovlina Borgohain (75kg) has two World Championship bronze medals to her name so far and will join seven other Olympic medalists who are boxing for glory at the upcoming Championships.
Nikhat Zareen, meanwhile, will defend her title in the 50 kg category. She became the world champion at the 2022 IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships held in Istanbul, Turkey.
Manisha Moun, who announced herself on the world stage with impressive performances at the 2018 World Championships in Delhi, will represent the country in the highly competitive 57kg featherweight category. Manisha won the bronze medal at the 2022 World Championships. Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games bronze medalist Jaismine Lamboria was a quarter-finalist in the 2022 edition and will be boxing in the 60kg category.
Young boxers Preeti and Sanamacha Chanu will represent India in the 54kg and 70kg categories respectively. Preeti won a bronze medal at the 2022 Asian Championships while Sanamcha is the 2021 World Youth Champion and recently became the national champion in her category.
World Youth Champions Sakshi Chaudhary (52 kg) and Shashi Chopra (63 kg) with 2019 South Asian Games Gold medalist Manju Bamboria (66kg) will be looking forward to proving his mettle in his respective categories at the World Championships.
In the 81kg+ heavyweight category, India’s medal hopes will be led by defending national champion Nupur Sheoran. The event will see a total prize pool of INR 20 crore – INR 10 crore being the gold medalist pool. Boxers who finish second in their categories as well as those who claim bronze will receive their prizes from pools of INR 5 crore respectively.
The world championship will be held from March 16-26 at the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex in New Delhi.
The 2023 World Women’s Boxing Championship will be broadcast live on Doordarshan TV in India, as well as on their Youtube channel. From the quarter-finals, matches will be broadcast live on Sony Network and the SonyLiv app.
Nitu Ghanghas (48kg), Nikhat Zareen (50kg), Sakshi Chaudhary (52kg), Preeti (54kg), Manisha Moun (57kg), Jaismine Lamboria (60kg), Shashi Chopra (63kg), Manju Bamboria (66kg), Sanamcha Chanu ( 70kg), Lovlina Borgohain (75kg), Saweety Boora (81kg) and Nupur Sheoran (81+kg)
Qualifiers/Quarter-finals March 16-23 (2 p.m.-6 p.m.)
Semi-final March 25 (from 12 p.m.)
Finals March 26 (from 4 p.m.)
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