Indian boxing star Neeraj Goyat has won an historic WBC Asia Welterweight Championship. Neeraj claimed the Asian Boxing Council (ABCO) title with a unanimous 12-round points victory against Nelson Diaz Gulpe of the Philippines. Staged in New Delhi on May 30, it was the first professional boxing event held in India.
“It’s a great honor to win the WBC Asian boxing championship in New Delhi. This is a great achievement, a milestone for professional boxing in India, and I look forward to defending the title in India or another country,” Goyat stated.
The event was staged by the North Indian Boxing Association (NIBA) in agreement with the Professional Boxing Organization India (PBOI).
The PBOI intends to hold the next WBC championship event in Mumbai, the capital city of Maharashtra and the most populous city in India.
Prior to the historic event, official weigh-in and media conference, Mr. Bruce McTavish, referee and director of the WBC Ring Officials Committee, conducted a seminar for judges and referees.
Bruce McTavish (in WBC jacket) holds the rules meeting before the fight.