Prime News, National Sport, Boxing, Guwahati (Assam), May 14:- London Olympic bronze medallist Mary Kom will make her competitive debut at home in 51 kg in the second edition of the India Open boxing tournament, to be held in Guwahati from May 20 to 24.
With Olympic qualification round the corner, India Open will witness 35 men and 37 women boxers from India vying for glory, even as close to 200 pugilists from 16 boxing powerhouses will participate in the tournament.
Keeping in mind the approved weight categories for Olympic qualification, some of the Indian pugilists have changed their weight divisions.
President of the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) Ajay Singh said the India Open is a great opportunity for the Indian boxers. In the run-up to their preparations for the World Championships, they will be facing some of the top boxers including Asian Games and World champions. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)