The UAE Boxing Federation, in coordination with the Indian Boxing Federation and the International Boxing Association (AIBA) will now host the Asian Boxing Championship on May 21 in Dubai.


Iran Press/Middle East: The championship was set to be held in India’s capital on the same date, but as India deals with the immensity of its COVID-19 resurgence, the UAE Boxing Federation offered to host the event in solidarity with India, according to UAE state news agency WAM.

The General Authority for Sports and the Asian Boxing Federation welcomed the move.

The championship will give Asian boxers who qualified for the Tokyo Olympics the opportunity to participate, enabling them to prepare for the Olympics in July.

The General Authority for Sports will provide all necessary assistance to make the event a success, affirming that the National Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) and all other relevant authorities were approached to support the event.