ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s boxing team will be announced on April 20 for taking part in Asian Boxing Championship scheduled to be held in Uzbekistan.

Pakistan Boxing Federation (PBF) General Secretary, Lt. Col. Muhammad Nasir Ijaz said that the Asian Boxing Championship would be held from April 30 to May 7 in Tashkent.

A training camp comprising 42 boxers is in progress in Karachi and Islamabad in preparation for the championship, he said.

According to him, Pakistani boxers would be participating in nine categories of the Asian championship.Those categories include 49kg, 52kg, 56kg, 60kg, 64kg, 69kg, 75kg, 81kg and 91kg,

Nasir said in the past boxing did not given proper attention but the current boxing federation is doing all-out efforts for the promotion of the game.