Lahore – 20th January, 2018: The 36th National Men & 1st National Women’s Boxing Championship organized by the Pakistan Boxing Federation commenced in Lahore. The 5-day tournament is being held at the WAPDA sports complex in which K-Electric would be participating in the men’s and women’s boxing matches.
The opening ceremony was held with the chief guest Lt. General (R) Syed Arif Hassan who is also the President of Pakistan Olympic Committee along with General (R) Muzamil Hussain, Chairman Wapda. K-Electrics head of Sports Mahmood Riaz was also part of the opening ceremony along with his team.
Spokesperson KE added, “We are honored to be a part of this Grand event in which we will have 6 Men and 1 woman boxer representing KE. We would be participating in 7 different weight categories. By participating in the boxing tournament, we are creating a strong platform for these boxers to harness talent and demonstrate their skills.”
Other teams include boxers from all provinces including AJ&K, FATA and Gilgit Baltistan. Male and female boxers would also be representing teams such as army, navy, PAF, WAPDA, Railways, Karachi Port Trust and Police.
Back in 2016 K-Electric held the first women’s boxing championship in Karachi, which was aimed to develop and nurture young women towards the sport of boxing. This initiative makes K-Electric the first corporate entity in the country to organize a female boxing tournament at any level.
As part of its vision KE has created different platforms to engage the youth in Sports while also discovering outstanding talent in football and cricket, many of whom are now playing at national and international levels.