Inter-camp national ranking championship to take place in April


ISLAMABAD, Mar 2 (APP): In a bid to unearth talented pugilists
from across the country, Pakistan Boxing Federation (PWF) is set to
introduce a unique idea of holding inter-camp championship in the
third week of April.
“The championship will be staged either in Karachi or Islamabad. And on its basis, we’ll announce national ranking of our pugilists in all the weight categories,” Secretary PWF Lt Col. Nasir Ejaz Tung told APP on Thursday.
Sharing the details, he said the federation had already set up
a training camp at National and Training Centre of Pakistan Sports
Board (PSB) in Karachi where over 20 boxers were getting training.
“Another camp, consisting of the same number (over 20) of
pugilists will be established at Pakistan Sports Complex, Islamabad
from March 13. Both the camps will continue till the commencement of
the championship,” he stated.
He said the boxers for the camps had been selected on the basis of their past performance at the national level.
“It is our effort to put our best boxing talent on display in this championship. The top position-holders of each category will be
awarded first, second and third ranking,” Nasir added.
He informed that the camp in Karachi was being supervised by
the chief coach Ali Busksh, while he was being assisted by three
trainers – Sajid Raja, Tariq Gujjar and Liaquat.
“The camp in Islamabad will be managed by Arshad Hussain, who
will also have the assistance of three trainers – Syed Hassan,
Nisar, while one trainer will be provided by WAPDA,” he said.
“The championship will also be a great test for the coaches
and trainers,” he adding that the federation wanted to announce
ranking of pugilists before the Islamic Solidarity Games, taking
place at Baku, Azerbaijan in May.
He said Pakistan would send eight boxers of different weight
categories to compete at Islamic Solidarity Games.