The First Bir Ganesh Man Singh National Open Women's & Men's Boxing Tournament will be held under lights in Basantapur Durbar Square, Kathmandu, from November 6.
The four-day tournament will have participation of 139 boxers from the five development regions and three departmental teams (Nepal Police Club, Armed Police Force and Nepal Army), organizer Young Star Sports Club said in a press conference in the capital on Tuesday.
36 boxers are from the Eastern region, 56 from the Central, 21 from Western, 60 from Mid-western and 12 from the Far-western while Nepal Police will have 10, Armed Police 16 and Nepal Army 20.
The main aim of organising the event is to encourage boxing players from across the country, Mathura Das, the coordinator of the Boxing Tournament Organising Committee, says.
“The club will bear all the cost of the players as per the requirement.” Das adds.
The tournament will feature 10 weight categories in the men’s section while the women’s section will have seven weight categories.
The best players in the men’s and women’s categories will each bag Rs 50,000 in cash prizes, along with trophies.
The cash prize money is supported by Rameshwor Lal Shrestha, former Nepal Boxing Association president Umesh Maskey, says.