* Games will be held in Hangzhou, China, from September 23 to October 8, 2023

Spearheaded by Lovely Professional University’s (LPU’s) woman boxer Lovlina Borgohain, India’s six-member women’s boxing team will exhibit its winning fury of fists at the Asian Games 2023. LPU’s Lovlina is the Tokyo 2020 Olympics’ bronze medallist. Along with Lovlina, four more selected women boxers are from LPU.

These Asian games will be held in Hangzhou, China, from September 23 to October 8, 2023.

Selected Indian women’s team includes Nikhat Zareen (51kg), Preeti Pawar (54kg), Parveen Hooda (57kg), Jaismine Lamboria (60kg), Arundhati Choudhary (66kg) and Lovlina Borgohain (75kg).

Of these six woman boxers, five are LPU students, except Nikhat Zareen, who is also commanding the squad for being a two-time world champion. Both Lovlina and Nikhat, have won their berths for the “Hangzhou Games” after making the finals of their respective categories at the World Boxing Championships 2023 held in New Delhi earlier this year.

The other members were selected after assessment by India’s new ‘High-Performance Director’ Mr Bernard Dunne and other members of the coaching team. The selection was made during a national camp held in Patiala (Punjab).

Congratulating the selected woman boxers at the University, LPU Pro Chancellor Rashmi Mittal invoked them to bring top medals for the honor of the country and the university. Mrs. Mittal also reminded them of their counterparts at the university who have added to the existing glory at the campus by securing many Olympic and other coveted global medals.

Highlighting, the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) has implemented a new selection process. It favours internal assessment in place of traditional selection trials.