Busy year ahead for Pakistan boxers


LAHORE – The Pakistan Boxing Federation has announced the year-long activities for Pakistan boxers who will participate in 14 international events from February to October.
The events include Asian and AIBA junior World Championship, Asian Elite Men’s Championship, AIBA World Championship and Sub-continent Boxing matches in India while the PBF will host second Shaheed Benazir Bhutto International Boxing Tournament in May at Karachi.
PBF President Doda Khan Bhutto expressed his belief that the busy international and domestic schedule will help |Pakistan boxers gain international exposures to preparation for tough competitions and the London Olympics Qualifiers.
Schedule of activities
Domestic: All Pakistan M.Y Qambrani Boxing Tournament Deherki January 26 to 31; Army Inter-Unit Boxing Championship (Karachi) February 3 to 10; Inter-Services Boxing Championship (Abbotabad) March 24 to 31; Inter-Departmental Tournament (Karachi) April 24 to 27; All Pakistan Inter-University Boxing Tournament (Tando-Jam) May 15 to 17; 5th NBP All Pakistan Boxing Tournament (Quetta) Jun 4 to 6; 8th School Boys Summer boxing coaching camps (all provinces) June 15 to July 15; 34th National Boxing Championship (Lahore) 24 to 30 June; Referee Judges Refresher Course (Lahore) June 25 to 30; All Pakistan National School Boys Boxing Tournament (Peshawar) August 12 to 14; All Pakistan Inter-Departmental Boxing Championship (Karachi) September 10 to 12; 7th NBP all Pakistan Boxing Tournament (Peshawar) November 5 to 7; Coaching Refresher Coaching Course (Peshawar) November 5 to 7; Wapda Inter-Unit Boxing Championship (Quetta) November 21 to 23; 2nd all Pakistan Late Hyder Ali Youth Boxing Tournament (Hyderabad) December 23 to 25.
International: 55th BOCSKAI Memorial international boxing tournament (Hungry) May 9 to 14; Foreign training tour (UK) February 20 to 20; Sub-Continent boxing Matches (India) 23 to 30; Great Silk Way Elite men International tournament (Baku, Azerbaijan) March 8 to 13; Youth President Cup Elite men (Poland) May 11 to 15; 2nd Shaheed Benazir Bhutto International Boxing tournament (Karachi, Pakistan) May 22 to 30; Asian Junior Championship (TBD) 2nd week of the May; Youth men Ahmed Comet tournament (Istanbul) June 12 to 19; Friendly Invitation Elite boxing tournament (Yangon, Myanmar) June 25 to 30; Makar Mazai Memorial Elite men (Ukraine) July 4 to 10; Asian Elite men’s championship (TBD) in the first week of July; The Prime Ministry tournament (Ankara, Turkey) August 14 to 21; AIBA Junior World boxing championship (Astana, Kazakhstan) August 20 to 31; AIBA World boxing championship (Baku, Azerbaijan) September 22 to October 10.