Boxers get sponsors after gold rush

Updated: 17 March 2010 15:11 IST

Indian boxers' phenomenal haul of six gold medals in the Commonwealth Championships on Wednesday helped them get a team and kit sponsor in Monnet Steel group.

New Delhi:

Indian boxers' phenomenal haul of six gold medals in the Commonwealth Championships on Wednesday helped them get a team and kit sponsor in Monnet Steel group.

Besides, all the six gold medallists and national coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu were presented Hero Honda Hunk bikes by the group's chairman Pawan Munjal, who attended the day's proceedings at the Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi.

Olympic hero Vijender Singh (75kg), Asian champion Suranjoy Singh (52kg), Jai Bhagwan (60kg), Olympian Dinesh Kumar (81kg), Paramjeet Samota (+91kg) and Amandeep Singh (49kg), who won gold medals, were presented with the bikes by Munjal.

Apart from this, Percept Sports Management firm, which manages world number one Vijender, also roped in Suranjoy, Jai, Dinesh and Vijender's cousin Balwinder. The 19-year-old Balwinder had lost in the opening round of the tournament but is seen as a bright prospect.

"I hope the support keeps pouring in and the boxers continue to do well," said an emotional national coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu.

The gold medal winning boxers were also awarded Rs 25,000 each by Percept.

Topics : Boxing
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