Pune pugilists look to impress in Super Boxing League

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Pune, May 28 (IANS) Aspiring pugilists in the city will vie to be a part of the contenders round of the Super Boxing League (SBL) second season which begins at the District Sports Complex, Boxing Arena, here on Tuesday, a statement said.

The second edition of the SBL is scheduled to be held at Punjab’s Ludhiana during September- November later this year.

The ‘SBL Road to the Ring’ has so far travelled through Kochi, Bengaluru, Delhi, Karnal, Patiala, Jalandhar and Manipur, collecting contenders from all the above mentioned states, who then get to compete in the final round to be held in New Delhi.

The competition will see amateur boxers (state level or above and 18 years or more) competing through an open registration format for six top spots in six weight categories.

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The top six spot earners (five men and one woman) then get a chance to become one of the contenders by training under International and National coaches and under the watchful eyes of SBL, to become full-fledged professional boxers.

The Pune leg is expected to feature boxers competing in all the six weight categories through prior and on the spot registrations at the stadium to earn their spot to train for a chance to compete in the finals of the ‘Road to the Ring’ contest in Delhi.

The best of these could then earn a chance to compete at the Super Boxing League Season II.

The ‘Road to the Ring’ contest will then move to Mumbai from Pune followed up by the round in Kolkata as the last stop for the series, before kicking off the final round in Delhi.

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