SBL: Pro boxers to seek Railways' permission

Tuesday 18th July, 2017

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Publication  The Times of India
Source  Bureau
CCM  8
Edition  New Delhi
Supplement   NA
MAV  125,361
Language  English
Page  20
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SBL: Pro boxers to seek Railways' permission:
Professional boxers, who are employed with the Railways Sports Promotion Board, will formally seek its permission to compete in the ongoing Super Boxing League after the RSPB's refusal to sanction their participation. "We will will meet RSPB secretary Rekha Yadav tomorrow or day after and seek permission," WBC Asia Pacific welterweight champion Neeraj Goyat said. Neeraj is among the Railways boxers who are competing in the SBL, along with Amandeep Singh and Kuldeep Singh. We want the sports ministry to formalise the terms for professional boxers, who are now eligible to compete in the Olympics. It is no crime to compete in the professional circuit," he added.