The Second India Open International Boxing Tournament began at Karmabir Nabin Chandra Bordoloi Indoor Stadium in Guwahati from Monday.
The five-day boxing tournament will continue till Friday.
The people of the city are excited to witness the performances of various talented international boxers in the tournament.
There will be a total of ten events in the men’s category and eight events in the women’s category.
With the international boxing tournament being held in a northeastern state of the country, the people of the region awaiting participation of a lot star boxers like Mary Kom, Shiva Thapa and Lovlina Borgohain.
Assam boxers Shiva Thapa and Lovlina Borgohain will compete in the 60 kg and 69 kg categories respectively.
Shiva Thapa said he will try his best to win a gold medal in the tournament which is being held in his home state.
Ace boxer Mary Kom, who will compete in the 51 kg category, said international tournaments like India Open International Boxing Tournament give a good exposure to many boxers.
It may be mentioned that the AIBA Youth Women’s World Boxing Championship was held from November 19, 2017 to November 26, 2017 in Guwahati.