-Punjab has immense boxing talent: Punjab minister for sports Jahangir Khanzada
LAHORE: Punjab Minister for Sports Jahangir Khanzada announced that the Punjab Sports Board (PSB) is going to hold its first ever Inter-Division Punjab Open Boxing Championship at Nishtar Park’s Sports Complex Gymnasium from May 12 to 15, 2018 for which British boxer Amir Khan will be present.
“Famous British boxer Amir Khan will also participate in the closing ceremony which will definitely be a great source of encouragement for young pugilists,” said Khanzada while addressing a press conference at the National Hockey Stadium on Friday.
Jahangir Khanzada further said that 177 male and 22 female boxers have been shortlisted for the Inter-Division Punjab Open Boxing Championship.
Director Sports Muhammad Anees Sheikh said that the Punjab government has established several academies for the grooming of talented youngsters.
“Our objective is to prepare young players for future international events through professional training at our modern academies and sports complexes,” he said.