Film producer Sam Fernandes to head Indian Chapter of World Boxing Championship
World Boxing Championships, an organization that unifies all the commissions of the world, has announced the formation of the WBC Cares India Chapter. It will be headed by film producer Sam Fernandes, who, along with his partner, Jai Singh Shekhawat, were named as Promoter of the Year by WBC Asia Boxing (ABCO).
The council initially created by 11 countries: United States, Argentina, England, France, Mexico, the Philippines, Panama, Chile, Peru, Venezuela, and Brazil have now focussed their attention towards India as a country to develop the attraction towards the sport.
The sport promises several health benefits such as fat burning, increased muscle tone, strengthening of bones and ligaments, cardiovascular fitness, stress relief, etc.
Commenting on the occasion, Sam Fernandes said “India is a regular medal-holder at the Asian Games and Commonwealth Games in Boxing. Boxers Mary Kom and Vijender Singh are household names in the country."
"The time has come to take the sport to the next level and with the Indian chapter of WBC in place our entire focus will be on the same. We will aggressively promote the art of boxing and will lookout for fresh talent," he added.
Fernandes has been associated with Boxing and Bollywood for many years. He has marketed and distributed twenty films and produced six. We wish that Boxing becomes as popular a sport in the country as Bollywood with Sam’s presence.
“WBC Cares also has an India Chapter now. This is the CSR wing of the championship and our primary objectives are to help the NGOs working towards various causes at the grassroots level,” said an enthusiastic Fernandes.