Saligao goes boxing from today eve

GOANEWS DESK, PANAJI | 09 May 2013 13:11 IST

Almost 215 boxers, including 18 women boxers, will fight in Saligao for three days from today to clinch the state level championship.

Almost after nine years, Saligao – adjoining village to Calangute – is organising the Goa level boxing tournament from today evening.

Sports minister Ramesh Tawadkar is expected to attend the opening ceremony, along with local MLA and tourism minister Dilip Parulekar.

The tournament, held in the open field along the CHOGM road, will be played in floodlit 5 pm onwards, probably till 11 pm.

The event is being organised by Sharvani Sports and Cultural Club of Saligao.

Around 11 clubs from all over Goa are participating in the exciting event.

The tournament would choose the Best Boxer as well as two runners up.

In the men’s section, bouts would be in the Sub Junior, Junior and Senior categories.

There will also be women boxers fighting it out to add on to points for their club.

Finals will be held on 11 May, at 5 pm. 

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I am happy that boxing is getting a boost in Goa. I remember boxing greats like Raymond Braganza of Panjim who used to organise boxing tournaments at Massano de Amorim.

Congratulations to Sharvani Sports and Cultural Club of Saligao and all those who are involved in organising this tournament.

Goa has had well known boxers for years.

- Francisco, Goa | 09 th May 2013 14:18

 

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