Eastern Open Talent Hunt: Boxing Federation of India expecting record participation

February 23,2024 05:14 PM


The Boxing Federation of India is set to host the next chapter with the Eastern Open Talent Hunt scheduled to be held from March 2 to the 18th in Guwahati.

Guwahati (Assam)[India], February 23 (HBTV): Following the success of three previous talent hunts, the Boxing Federation of India in association with REC Limited, a leading Maharatna Company under the Ministry of Power, is all set to host the next chapter with the Eastern Open Talent Hunt scheduled to be held from March 2 to the 18th at the Deshbhakta Tarun Ram Phookan Indoor Stadium in Guwahati. 

The Eastern Open Talent Hunt forms a vital part of the four open preliminary tournaments organized by the Boxing Federation of India across different regions of the country. These tournaments cater to elite, youth, junior and sub-junior categories for both men and women. 

‘The collaboration between BFI and REC Limited underscores our commitment to bolster sporting talent across India,’ said Ajay Singh, president of the Boxing Federation of India. Assam and the North East region have played a pivotal role in identifying innumerable boxing talents, he said. He hoped that the Eastern Open Talent Hunt in Guwahati would give players of the region an exceptional opportunity to showcase their talent as well as take a direct shot at being noticed by the right stakeholders.          

‘I hope sports and boxing enthusiasts will participate in huge numbers and we will be able to unearth more fresh talents from this region,’ said Ajay Singh.        

These are open tournaments and anyone can participate and get enrolled to showcase their skills. 

Registration for the REC Eastern Open Talent Hunt is currently underway, with the deadline for junior/sub-junior category registrations set for February 24. The elite/youth category registrations are open till March 4, 2024.

The event will commence on March 2, featuring junior and sub-junior events, and will continue until March 9, 2024. The ‘elite’ and ‘youth’ events will be from March 11 to the 18th.

The Khelo India Southern Open Talent Hunt previously has seen a participation of more than 841 boxers, with 259 in the junior/sub-junior category; and more than 582 in the elite/youth category. 

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