UAE to host Asian Boxing Championship in solidarity with India

WAM

The UAE will host the Asian Boxing Championship which was initially scheduled to take place in the Indian capital New Delhi.

The event will be held in Dubai from May 21.

The UAE Boxing Federation offered to host the championship in solidarity with India which is currently batting the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The UAE's General Authority for Sports and the Asian Boxing Federation have welcomed the move.

Anas Al Otaiba, President of the Asian and Emirati Federations, welcomed hosting the championship in the UAE, which will give Asian boxers who qualified for the Tokyo Olympics the opportunity to participate, enabling them to prepare for the Olympics in July.

He also pointed out that the UAE supports friendly countries and allocates all possible resources to serve sports and in overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic.

"The event will be renamed the 'Asian Boxing Championship, New Delhi-Dubai,' in light of our keenness to support our friends in India," added Hassan Al Hammadi, Secretary-General of the UAE Boxing Federation.

More from Sports

Coming Up on Dubai Eye

  • The Business Breakfast

    6:00am - 11:00am

    The Business Breakfast is the day’s must listen for the UAE’s business leaders, and those who aspire to be.

  • Lunch with Lloyd

    11:00am - 2:00pm

    No one knows entertainment better than veteran Dubai broadcaster Mark Lloyd.

BUSINESS BREAKFAST LATEST

On Dubai Eye

  • Meet Gift, female food delivery driver

    Gift came here from Nigeria and failed to find a job, until a pizza company offered her one. She's now one of the very few female delivery drivers in the UAE.

  • FARMER'S KITCHEN

    Farmer's Kitchen is back for 2021!
    With our partners Spinneys, we are going to help you wave goodbye to boring dinners, cluttered fridges, and lumpy leftovers!