Mizoram to hold first professional boxing event ‘WBC World Youth Title’ on March 6

Sports Minister Robert Romawia Royte said, to promote professional boxing in the state, Mizoram will hold the first first-ever professional boxing event ‘WBC World Youth Title’ on March 6.

The boxing event will be organized by local cable TV LPS vision and a Kolkata based grassroots boxing promotion and management at R. Dengthuama indoor stadium in Aizawl, said Royte.

He said that Mizoram is the first state in the country to grant industry status to sports and the government will continue its efforts to promote promising and talented sportsperson in all disciplines.

Royte added, “Since the promotion of Mizo boxers is a priority, the boxing event to be titled ‘LPS Fight Night’ will showcase promising Mizo boxers, who are ready to step into the professional ring”.

Mizoram is planned to be made the ‘boxing hub’ of the country, therefore the World Youth Title event might be held every year to invite professional boxers from India and abroad, said the sports minister.

The boxing matches will be telecast via new pay-per-view channel on LPS Cable TV, also tickets will be available at the venue for live witness of the event, said LPS Vision Director Lalswmliana Pachuau.

Grassroots Boxing Promotion and Management founder president Mujtaba Kamal said that they want to promote professional boxing in the entire Northeast.

“We will create history. We will organize more professional boxing events in the Northeast,” he said.

On an eight round  match Mizoram boxer Lalrinsanga Tlau will take on Ghana boxer Eric Quarm in the title fight, he said.