Crowne Plaza Greater Noida hosted the 7th edition of The Punch Boxing on September 3, 2021. The event saw World Boxing Council (WBC) – Asian Boxing Council Continental title contest between Sagar Narwat and Rahul Kumar, for the vacant Welterweight belt alongside eight other professional bouts.
Commenting on hosting this edition of the professional boxing series, Ashwani Nayar, General Manager, Crowne Plaza Greater Noida, said, “We are proud to host The Punch Boxing team at our hotel for the 3rd time. This is a great opportunity to encourage and promote the sport amongst Indians. With this initiative, the hotel is starting a trend of hosting sport events and we are optimistic this will open gates for creating new opportunities.”
Highlighting on the event, Arif Khan, the founder of The Punch Boxing, said, “We started the Punch Boxing in 2013 with the aim to promote this sport in India. I am overwhelmed with the response we are getting for the seventh edition in terms of great sponsorships, global broadcasters, best fighters from India and the perfect venue. We really appreciate Crowne Plaza Greater Noida for their immense support in hosting the event and contributing to promoting sport events in India.”
The 7th edition of The Punch Boxing saw participation from some of the well-known boxers across the nation such as Sagar Narwat, Rahul Kumar, Harsh Gill, Arun Sharma, Geeta Solanki and debutant boxers such as Ashish Sethi. 9 professional bouts in total including the WBC Asian Boxing Council Continental title, Indian Boxer Sagar Narwat was crowned the WBC Asia Continental Super Welterweight champion with a win over Rahul Kumar.