AIBA president gives thumbs up to India, will grace Women’s World Youth Boxing Championship
Just a few days after Gaurav Bidhuri created some sort of a history by becoming the first wild card to win a medal in the World Championships, the International Boxing Association (AIBA) President Dr. Ching Kuo Wo promised to grace the Women’s Youth World Boxing Championship to be held in Guwahati in November.
“This is ahuge boost for us,” BFI president Ajay Singh said. “This shows that the worldfraternity has accepted us back into the fold. We can only go higher fromhere,” he added.
India hadalready received a much-needed shot in the arm with the arrival of the 2021edition of the World Championships to New Delhi.
Officialsrevealed that the BFI presented a gamucha and a souvenir based on the rareone-horn rhino of Assam Dr. Ching Kuo Wo and extended a formal invite toGuwahati for the Youth Championships on behalf of Honbl. SarbanandaSonowal, Chief Minister of Assam.
The AIBApresident appreciated the efforts made by the new dispensation led by AjaySingh and gladly accepted the invitation.
“I wouldpersonally like to thank Mr. Kuo Wo for accepting our invitation. This willenhance the Championship and we will take this opportunity to showcase to AIBAour capability to host such mega events in the country.”
The BFIPresident further added, "I am sure that this campaign will go a longway in realising the hon'bl CM, Mr Sonowal's vision of making Guwahati thesports capital of India and hosting to the rich and cultural heritage ofAssam."
Over thelast eight months the BFI has carefully worked at not only improving thedomestic setup but has also enhanced India’s image internationally. Boxersacknowledge that there has been tremendous progress already with as many aseight members qualifying to represent the country in the World Championships andthree of them even making it to the quarterfinals.
GauravBidhuri went one step further, emulating Vijender Singh, Vikas Krishnan andShiva Thapa and winning a medal.