Crowne Plaza Greater Noida hosts 8th edition of The Punch Boxing
Harsh Gill wins WBC Asian Boxing Council Continental Championship title
It was back in 2013 that Punch Boxing took off in India, with the sole to provide a competitive environment and prepare Indian pugilists for international competitions. A sanctioned professional boxing series in India, the eighth edition of the annual event was hosted at Crowne Plaza Greater Noida last evening where Harsh Gill from India and Sung Jin Kwak from Korea contested for the WBC Asian Boxing Council Continental title. And it was with his powerful punches, jabs and swift movements that Gill won the match to be crowned the Asian Boxing Council Continental Champion. On his victory, Gill said, “It’s a proud moment for me and my country. When it comes to the Tricolour and India, I fight like my life is on stake and today I did the same. I’m really happy and excited to win this for my country.”
Talking about the experience of hosting the professional boxing series, Sharad K Upadhyay, General Manager, Crowne Plaza Greater Noida, said, “It has been a great experience hosting the event for the fourth time here. We have been organising different events and evenings for our patrons but this is a series full of excitement and loads of entertainment. The main motto of hosting this series is to promote professional boxing among Indians. These events provide a great opportunity of networking, business relationships and enjoyment to the guests and patrons.”
The 8th edition of The Punch Boxing saw participation from well-known Indian boxers – Nikhil Raj, Yogesh Gujar, Chandan Kashyap, Harish Koranga, Pawan Kumar Arya, Manu Sharma, Adil Rajesh Singh, Keisham Luckyson Singh, Yugandhar Ravinder Tamaat, Laldhhwma, Harsh Gill, Sung Jin Kwak, Manish Raghav, Lenin Balusami, Virendra Kumar, Krishna Singh, Arun Sharma, Praveen Singh, Aryan Shrivastava, Abhishek Kumar, Chandru Gurumurugan, and Sagar. A total of 11 professional bouts including the WBC Asian Boxing Council Continental title took place.
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