Men's World Boxing ChampionshipsIndia lost the rights to host the 2021 Men's World Boxing Championships to Serbia on Tuesday after the International Boxing Association claimed that the national federation had not paid host fees, which claimed that AIBA "acted in haste".The Indian Boxing Association acknowledged the delay but blamed "procedural complications" arising out of AIBA's failure to solve "problems" regarding the account to which the funds would be transferred.An estimated $ 4 million was due to be made on December 2 last year.“After New Delhi failed to fulfill its obligations to pay the host fees as stated in the terms of the host city agreement, AIBA terminated the contract. Therefore, India will have to pay a cancellation fine of $ 500,000,” said in a statement.The elite competition, which would have happened for the first time in the country, will be held in the Serbian city of Belgrade."Serbia has everything to organize a major event for athletes, coaches, officials and, of course, for boxing fans," said Mohamed Moustahsane, AIBA President.BFI is chaired by Ajay Singh, who also owns Spicejet Airlines. AIBA has been suspended by the IOC due to poor financial management.“The AIBA account was frozen in Lausanne. AIBA was planning to make some previous payments through an account in Serbia. Since Serbia is on the gray list of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF countries), Indian banks do not usually do so by sending money to Serbia. AIBA may not solve these problems, "read statement from BFI to PTI."We have reason to believe that the decision to relocate the WCH-2021 was taken quickly without proper consultation with the BFI ... the punishment is shocking and surprising."Both sides are working towards a friendly settlement. BFI is confident that the penalty will be suspended and that we will host the world championship in the future," he added.The National Authority held the Women's World Championship in 2018 and won the rights to host the Asian Championships later this year just a few weeks ago.AIBA said she was glad to have found a new host for the event, which will take place in the Olympic year now that the Tokyo Games have been postponed in light of the COVID-19 pandemic."It is a major step towards the new competition system and also the financial stability of our organization, which will depend less and less on Olympic funds," said Mustafa."Because of the rescheduling of the 2020 Olympics, the AIBA Executive Committee will discuss with the host country the possible dates to adjust," he added."We believe that we will maintain the planned schedule and will hold the world championship in 2021 after the Games if the pandemic situation is under control." The head of the Serbian Boxing Federation Nenad Borovcanin welcomed the Championship back to Belgrade after 43 years."After the 1978 historical championship in the capital, Yugoslavia, this is the second time that our nation has returned as a host. I firmly believe that the Serbian Boxing Federation will do a great job of organizing this tournament ..." he said.Read More: AIBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING
A mixed martial artist, who resorted to boxing regularly during the pandemic, has taken this sport by storm this summer.Meet Clay Collard, a 27-year-old former UFC fighter who won four boxing matches in 2020.His last victory was on Tuesday when he toppled his opponent three times on his way to a halt in the second round.While raising her arm, he told her mother that he loves her.Clay Collard became one of the most popular boxers in the summer, adding another knockout to his record on Tuesday.The 27-year-old former UFC fighter won for the fourth time in 2020 and second in the Top Ranks' "Bubble" in Las Vegas when he fought Lorawnt T. Nelson in a light fight.Collard knocked Nelson three times on his way to victory in the second round of the blow, advancing his record to eight wins (three knockouts) against two losses and three draws."I showed boxing skills there tonight," said Collard after the fighting. "I am not an Orthodox, but I do the job."According to Compubox data sent to Insider, Collard beat Nelson 61 punches to 12 in five minutes and one second of call time.All aboard the Clay Collard train In true @CCCcollard fashion, boxing's unlikely star scored 3 knockdowns in route to the TKO victory. #MayerJoseph pic.twitter.com/LnKTtRLeaa— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) July 15, 2020When the referee raised his hand, he heard Collard say, "Hi mom, I love you."Collard has built a sect that tracks the way his boxing career has changed, from "creating it to be a punching bag for young prospects," as ESPN writer Steve Kim pointed out, to be a potential killer. In Nelson 's fight after defeating three fighters with previously unbeaten records, Big Boxing theater correspondent Jake Donovan promotes Collard as this year's boxing prospect.
The Rugby Six Nations tournament is approaching, starting less than four months after the 2020 tournament has finally ended.Eddie Jones' England will seek to defend their title, while Wayne Pivac Wales will seek to improve fifth after a tumultuous 2020.The men's Rugby Six Nations tournament will take place as planned, but the women's and U-20 competitions have been postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic.Here are his diary dates to keep rugby fans busy for the upcoming six-week Rugby Six Nations tournament.2021 Rugby Six Nations fixtures, kick-off times, and TV channelsROUND ONESaturday, February 6Italy v France, 2.15 pm (UK time), Stadio Olimpico, Rome, ITVEngland v Scotland, 4.45 pm, Twickenham, ITV(Rugby Six Nations Fixtures)Sunday, February 7Wales v Ireland, 3 pm, Principality Stadium, BBC and S4C(Rugby Six Nations Fixtures)ROUND TWOSaturday, February 13England v Italy, 2.15pm, Twickenham, ITVScotland v Wales, 4.45 pm, BT Murrayfield, BBC and S4C(Rugby Six Nations Fixtures)Sunday, February 14Ireland v France, 3 pm, Aviva Stadium, Dublin, ITV(Rugby Six Nations Fixtures) ROUND THREESaturday, February 27Italy v Ireland, 2.15 pm (UK time), Stadio Olimpico, Rome, ITVWales v England, 4.45 pm, Principality Stadium, BBC and S4C(Rugby Six Nations Fixtures)Sunday, February 28France v Scotland, 3 pm (UK time), Stade de France, Paris, BBC(Rugby Six Nations Fixtures)ROUND FOURSaturday, March 13Italy v Wales, 2.15pm (UK time), Stadio Olimpico, Rome, ITV and S4CEngland v France, 4.45pm, Twickenham, ITV(Rugby Six Nations Fixtures)Sunday, March 14Scotland v Ireland, 3 pm, BT Murrayfield, BBC(Rugby Six Nations Fixtures) ROUND FIVESaturday, March 20Scotland v Italy, 2.15 pm, BT Murrayfield, BBCIreland v England, 4.45 pm, Aviva Stadium, Dublin, ITVFrance v Wales, 8pm (UK time), Stade de France, Paris, BBC and S4C(Rugby Six Nations Fixtures)Also Read: WORLD SNOOKER CHAMPIONSHIP 2021: EVERYTHING TO KNOW ABOUT IT
Sangeet (91 kg) won the only gold medal among Indian boxers with an impressive victory over Kazakh Olympic medalist Vasily Levitt, even as defending champion Amit Bangal (52 kg) and Shiva Thapa (64 kg) won the silver medals in the Asian Boxing Championships. In Dubai on Monday. Sangeet defeated Levitt, who was chasing his fourth gold medalist and Olympic silver medalist, 4-1. With 15 medals in this edition, India surpassed its previous best performances in this tournament, which it achieved in 2019, when the country took 13 medals in total, including 2 golds.This time, too, she finished the country with two gold medals. The Army man, a gold medalist at the former India Open, hit the first two rounds in an equal battle before fights Levitt in the last three minutes.Panghal lost 2-3 to well-known Uzbek opponent Shakhubidin Zoyrov in a rematch of the 2019 World Championships final, which also ended in Zoyrov's favor.India sought a review of the second round of fighting, but the protest was rejected by a jury that stuck to the original decision."I dedicate this silver medal to coach Anil Dunker," Bangal tweeted, referring to his personal trainer. "I wish he was here with me in Dubai."Thapa (64kg) also lost by the same margin to the Asian Games silver medalist Batarsukh Chinzorig of Mongolia. This was Thapa's fifth podium finish and second silver in the masterpiece.Both competitions made the Indian boxers do most of the things correctly but they did not get the green light from the judges.The Panghal-Zoyrov match was up to expectations as the two Olympic-bound boxers engaged in a quick exchange of punches from the first round. Zorov won the first round. But in the second round, Bangal improved his playing style by one level, dodging Zoeroff's range with his speed and landing his fast left balls with precision. On the other hand, Zwarov struggled to communicate.The two did their best in the third round, but it was Panghal who impressed the most with his bodily shots despite his eye injury. He even had the judges rule in his favor in the round, but it wasn't enough to change the final scoring streak, as Zoeroff got the necessary scores thanks to a varied scoring in the three rounds.Thapa was equally impressive against Chinzorej, brilliantly returning after losing the first round. But he lost the all-important final round in a fight that became tough from close-kicks.“This has been a challenging year for all of us,” said the federation president, “and despite all the doubts the Boxers have faced, it is absolutely encouraging to see them finish their Asian Championship campaign with 15 medals, including two gold.” Officer Ajay Singh."Our boxers have once again achieved a record-breaking achievement and I am very proud of all of them. I am sure these performances will motivate all of our boxers to do more before the Olympics and help achieve the 2021 mission by winning. Medals in Tokyo."On Monday, Pooja Rani (75kg) was the only boxer to take the gold, while six-time world champion MC Mary Kom (51kg) and first-time champion Lalbuatsaihi (64kg) and Anupama (81+kg) finished with silver. After closing. Defeats in the women's final.Eight other Indians: Simranjit Kaur (60 kg), Vikas Krishan (69 kg) and Lovlina Borgohain (69 kg), Jaismine (57 kg), Sakshi Chaudhary (64 kg), Monika (48 kg), Saweety (81 kg), And Varinder Singh (60 kg) - Bronze medals after defeating in the semi-finals.Also Read: Naomi Osaka Fined For Media Boycott, Could Face Expulsion From French Open