Amit Panghal, Brijesh Yadav, Manish Kaushik, Duryodhan Singh Negi, Ashish Kumar and Satish Kumar are the Indian boxers who will compete in the event in their respective categories.
The world boxing tournament will see the revised the eight weight categories – 52kg, 57kg, 63kg, 69kg, 74kg, 81kg, 91kg, +91kg instead of the traditional 10 categories.
India will now kick start their campaign at the most prestigious tournament on Tuesday when Brijesh Yadav take on Maleusz Goinski of Poland in the opening bout of the 81kg category.
Yadav, a silver medalist from the India Open and Thailand Open this year, didn’t just defeat Goinski 5 – 0 but also left him with a wound on his head in the first and only bout of the day for India.
Asian Champion Amit Panghal 52kg and Bisht made a quarter final finish in the 2017 edition of the tournament in Hamburg, While Ashish and Sanjeet are all set make their debut.
The 2019 World Boxing Championships which is featuring more than 450 boxers from 87 countries, was meant to be an Olympic qualifier but the International Olympic committee decided to strip the tournament of that status following the administrative in the AIBA.
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