The 36th National Men and the 1st National Women Boxing Championships has started at WAPDA Sports Complex from January 20 to 24, 2018 under the auspice of WAPDA Sports Board in association with Pakistan Boxing Federation.
WAPDA Chairman and WAPDA Sports Board Pattern-in-Chief Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain (Retd) and Pakistan Olympic Association President Lt Gen (Retd) Arif Hassan were the Chief Guests of the opening ceremony of the Championship.
Speaking to the participants of the opening ceremony at WAPDA Sports Complex, WAPDA Chairman said that sports persons are pride of our nation who brings laurels to the country. He said that sports alone can be the catalyst and the tool to overcome our national issues ranging from terrorism, illiteracy to fragile economy and can be a source of national harmony.
In 5-day long Championship, as many as 15 teams are participating in the Men events i.e. WAPDA, Army, Navy, Air Force, Railways, KPT, K-Electric, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, Islamabad, AJ&K, FATA and Gilgit Baltistan. Men’s competitions will be held in 10 weight categories which are 46, 52, 56, 60, 64, 69, 75, 81, 91 and 91+ kilogramme.
With a view to popularize boxing amongst women folk, Women Championship is being organized for the first time, wherein as many as 24 women players from the provinces and associations will compete in three weight categories of 51, 60 and 75 Kilogramme