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Cuba, Russia to take part in India Open boxing

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The best of international boxing, including traditional powerhouses such as and Russia, will be in action at the richest tournament ever in the country -- the USD 100,000 Open starting January 28 here.

"The Open is an international Championship that is being held in It will have participation from 25 countries such as Cuba, Kazakhstan, and Russia," the Federation of Singh said.

India will be fielding four teams in the event, which will have both men and women pugilists fighting it out at the in

Every gold-medallist will be richer by USD 2500, while the silver and bronze winners in each weight category will be presented USD 1000 and USD 500 respectively.

"India will be fielding four teams - so a lot of our players will get experience competing against the best in the world," Singh told at the sidelines of a promotional event for the movie Mukkabaaz.

"It is a great preparatory tournament for the Asian Games, Commonwealth and other Championships that are going to take place in the year," he added.

India will also be back in the International Association's semi-professional of Boxing come February.

The country will return to the franchise-based event after the BFI reclaimed a team. The country had lost the franchise in 2011 after the then team owners cited paucity of funds.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 16:55 IST