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Boxing trials for Asian Games postponed

NEW DELHI: The selection trials to pick Indian boxers for the upcoming Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, has been postponed due to request from the medal winners in the recently-concluded Glasgow Commonwealth Games. 

The selection trials were earlier scheduled to be held from August 9-11 at the NIS Patiala. 

"Selection Trials scheduled from August 09-11, 2014 for selection Elite (Senior) Men/Women Boxing teams for forthcoming Incheon Asian Games-2014 have been postponed due to request received from medal winner Boxers of Glasgow Commonwealth Games," a release from the Ad-hoc Committee on Boxing appointed by Indian Olympic Association said. 

"This decision has been taken after discussion with national coach Mr GS Sandhu and AIBA EC Member Mr Kishen Narsi. The fresh dates of the said Selection Trials will be intimated soon," committee chairman Tarlochan Singh said in the release. 

Indian boxers, including 2008 Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh, had won four silver and a bronze medal in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

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