Sachin Singh became only the third Indian boxer ever to strike gold at Youth World Championships with a stunning unanimous win over Jorge Grinan. Rising boxer Sachin Singh will be given a cash award of Rs. 1 lakh for notching up an impressive victory in the finals of AIBA Youth World Boxing Championship in St. Petersburg, Russia by Boxing Federation of India (BFI) President Ajay Singh, it was announced .
- Sachin (46-49 kg), an Asian Youth Championships quarter-finalist and the reigning junior champion, faced Cuba’s reigning national champion Jorge Grinan in the final to clinch the gold by 5:0 by an unanimous decision. Sachin, 16, brings back victory to India after a long gap of six years. Vikas Krishnan was the last pugilist to have bagged a gold in the 2010 edition.
Representing India in men’s heavyweight 91 kg category was Naman Tanwar, who returns home with a bronze after he lost in the semi-finals against Pero of Cuba. Narman will be given a cash prize of Rs. 25,000 by BFI.
International Boxing Association:
The International Boxing Association, originally the Association Internationale de Boxe Amateur and still referred to as the AIBA is a sport organization that sanctions amateur (Olympic-style) boxing matches and awards world and subordinate championships.
Recently, AIBA has been trying to build its own professional version of boxing, where boxers would retain their Olympic eligibility, through the team tournament league known as World Series of Boxing and AIBA Pro Boxing.