Super Boxing League 'open for everyone' after BFI snub

Tuesday 9th May, 2017

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Publication  DNA
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Super Boxing League 'open for everyone' after BFI snub
DNA Correspondent @dna
Mumbai: It's the era of sports leagues in India, and the latest one to join the bandwagon ? Super Boxing League (SBL) ? was launched here on Monday with eight teams battling for the title from July 7 to August 12.
The league is owned by English businessman Bill Dosanjh and co-promoted by England professional boxing champ of Pakistan origin, Amir Khan. While all decks have been cleared for the league, the only issue remaining is that of Boxing Federation of India (BFI) not giving its approval
"It's a professional league and we are open for everyone. We don't have to get anyone's approval," said Dosanjh.
Ajay Singh-headed BFI has refused to allow its boxers participate in the league that is going to feature 96 boxers. Even the international professional boxing body, AIBA, withdrew its support after giving its support earlier.
Ask Dosanjh from where he will get the boxers, and he said: "We are affiliated to WBC (World Boxing Council) and Amir Khan's academy has enough boxing talent."
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No. of boxers Prize money
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the league winners
Mumbai Assassins, Delhi Gladiators, Haryana Warriors, Sher-E-Punjab, UP Terminators, North East Tigers, Maratha Yoddhas, Southern Super Kings