New Delhi. The International Boxing Association (AIBA) has suspended the Women’s World Boxing Championship to be held in Istanbul until March 2022. After all, there is every possibility that the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) will try to select a team to compete. The tournament was scheduled to take place in Turkey from 4 to 18 December and India selected Lovlina Borgohain who won the Olympic bronze medal in all the heavyweight categories in the competition.
AIBA said in a letter to international organizations that the situation was very difficult at the moment because of Kovid-19 and it would not risk jeopardizing the competition. India had to be represented in the competition by those who defended the country in groups other than the 70kg group.
Lovlina’s appointment was controversial
Lovlina, who has twice won a bronze medal at the World Championships, has been offered the 70kg title based on her performance in Tokyo. A source in the federal federation told PTI that as a result of the election, there would be a slight delay in the national camp and now the case should be held in all heavyweights, because there is a huge difference in 4 months. formed around the competition.
Lovlina’s direct election sparked controversy when gold medalist in national competition and international youth champion Arundhati Choudhary went to the Supreme Court of Delhi to challenge this. The Supreme Court then issued a notice to the BFI, stating that Lovlina had been granted direct entry because of her 3rd international position and her Olympic performance.