Pune all set to host its first ever Pro Boxing Fight Series at MIT ADT University on 11th December

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Pune, December 9, 2022: In a contest of grit and determination, Manipur’s HC Lalramfela will challenge defending champion Sabari Jaishankar for the WBC India welterweight title (8 rounds) at the Rotary Boxing Pune Fight Night at MIT ADT University Campus in Loni Kalbhor on Sunday.


The Professional Boxing Fight Series is being organized by Rotary Club of Pune Central sponsored by MIT Group of institutions and CT Pundole & Sons. The first ever pro boxing series to be conducted in Pune will offer seven bouts on the night. Sabari, who along with winning the India title, had also became the first Indian boxer to win the Austrailasia title and enter World Boxing Council’s prestigious rankings.


On the other hand, Sabari’s opponent, HC Lalramfela doesn’t have an international title or rankings, but the gutsy boxer from Mizoram has everything that is needed to win a bout. “I started boxing in 2011 but I didn’t have a proper boxing coach for seven years. I have worked hard on my training and strength. I may be fighting a big name, but I am confident of beating him on Sunday,” Lalramfela said.


The 27-year-old Lalramfela hails from a farmers’ family and most of his boxing skills were developed at his farm. “I work at the farm with my mother and two sisters. I have to work to support our family so taking time off the farm was difficult. I used to train at the farm in between the breaks from work, so that I kept myself in shape without going to the training facility,” he said.


Sabari, 25, who is defending the title said he is not taking his opponent lightly, but at the same time, he is confident of winning the title again.


“He is a good boxer, but I will beat him. He is short so I will have the advantage of my height,” Sabari said.


Sabari has so far participated in 8 professional bouts and has won 7, while Lalramfela has four wins and 1 loss from his past fights.


Revenge on cards in Chandni vs Muskan bout Just before the Covid-19 outbreak hit the world, Indore’s Muskan Srivastava had lost her bout to Haryana’s Chandni Mehra in February 2020. The world went into the lockdowns and Muskan couldn’t get a chance to face Chandni again.


However, Sunday will bring a golden chance for Muskan to avenge her defeat, as she will be taking on her fierce opponent for the WBC India Featherweight title (8 rounds). “Yes, I am looking to take my revenge. In 2020, I wasn’t prepared well and lost my bout, but I am stronger now. I am looking to beat Chandni and avenge my loss,” Muskan, who started boxing in 2013 and turned Pro in 2018, said.


The 23-year-old boxer, Muskan, has played 5 bouts and has only two wins so far, but she is determined to change the record. Chandni is two years younger than Muskan but has 9 wins and four losses in her kitty.



The Rotary Boxing Fight Series in addition to supporting causes like “Knockout CHD” aimed at providing support for surgeries for children suffering from congenital heart diseases will also raise awareness towards the basic vaccination needs of infants in the country through a unique campaign called “Adopt A Zindagi”, being run by Pune based Jivika Healthcare, a not for-profit organization working towards providing necessary vaccinations to underprivileged children in the country.