Mayengbam Thomas Meitei and Maisnam Meenakumari will be among the 15 Indian boxers who will compete in the 68th International Boxing Tournament “Strandja” 2017 Sofia, Bulgaria.
The Indian team which comprises of 10 men and 5 women boxers will be competing in the event which starts on February 20 of the year.
The men’s boxers include gold medallists of the 1st Elite Senior Men’s Boxing Championships 2016 held at Guwahati. Mayengbam Thomas Meitei won gold medal in the event. Maisnam Meenakumari who had won medals at international levels will also box in the training-cum-tournament programme.
The Indian boxers who will compete in the event are:Women: Nikhat Zareen (51kg), M Meena Kumari (54kg), Preeti Beniwal (60kg), Jyoti (64kg) and Monica Saun (75kg).
Men: Amit Kumar (49kg), Deepak Singh (52kg), Mohammad Hussamuddin (56kg, Shiva Thapa (60kg), Thomas Meitei (64kg), Manoj Kumar (69kg), Jaideep (75kg), Manish Panwar (81kg), Gaurav (91kg) and Satish Kumar (+91kg).