Sachin Dekhwal, Urvashi serve up a classic night of boxing in Dubai at Countdown to Middle East Crown Series 3
New Delhi : Female fighters delivered is style a the Conrad hotel in Dubai on Saturday when India’s Urvashi Singh claimed the vacant Women’s International Boxing Association (WIBA) world super bantamweight title at Countdown to Middle East Crown Series 3.
On a history-making evening of boxing, Urvashi won the first evert female world title fight in the Middle East on a card that also featured four other female fighters.
Urvashi defeated Tanzania’s Halima Vunjabei in a thrilling encounter, stopping the diminutive opponent with a TKO.
Also on the card was an intriguing India v Pakistan bout for the WBC Asia Continental lightweight title, with Sachin Dekwal stopping Muhammad Bilal in the 10th round.
Congratulations to Indian pugilist Sachin Dekwal for capturing the WBC Asian Boxing Council Continental lightweight title on last night’s DJMC Boxing promotion in Dubai.
He overcame a tremendous challenge from Pakistan’s Muhammad Bilal is, which can be deservingly described as a war of attrition ending in a final round TKO victory for the new champion..
Roshan Nathaniel, Matchmaker and Technical Head, DJMC Boxing has built up Sachin Dekwal and Urvashi Singh into these top-level Boxers, which they have become today. He says, "Urvashi has proven why she's not only the #1 female Professional Boxer from India but now also, atop one from Asia, by winning this Belt. Sachin has just been named the WBC Asia Boxer of the month and this is a testament to his hard work and dedication to the Sport.
“We want to support local and international talent on a prestigious card such as this and the reason why we started the boxing series,” says Dunstan Paul Rozairo, Chairman, DJMC Events. “It gives boxers from any background a ‘fighting’ chance to compete in Dubai, in front of international audiences, across TV networks and on an unbiased platform.
Anirban Roy, Promoter of United Professional Boxing said that "This is a very important milestone not just for Sachin and Urvashi, but for Indian Professional Boxing. This proves, what UPB has been saying all along, that Indian Professional Boxers are World Champion material and with the right support, they can excel at International levels.