August 1, 2017: The country is all set to host Asia’s biggest showdown in the World of professional boxing “Battleground Asia’ on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Dome @ NSCI Stadium, Mumbai.
Titled Battleground Asia, this is organised by IOS Boxing Promotions, the country’s premier boxing promotion company. Herbalife Nutrition, the premier, global nutrition company is the Official Nutrition Partner for this spectacle. This is the 2ndsuccessive year Herbalife Nutrition has partnered with IOS for the pro boxing championship.
“Battleground Asia’ will feature India’s knockout king and WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight Champion Vijender Singh’s clash with China’s No.1 boxer and WBO Oriental Supermiddleweight Champion Zulpikar Maimaitiali for the double title fight in the headlined fight.
In the mega fight night Beijing Olympic Quarterfinalist Akhil Kumar and Jitender Kumar will be seen making their debut in the pro boxing circuit while WBC Asia Welterweight champion Neeraj Goyat will be seen defending his title. Vijender Singh headlined fight will also feature other boxers Pardeep Kharera, Dharmender Grewal, Kuldeep Dhanda and Asif Khan.
Commenting on the initiative, Mr. Ajay Khanna, Vice President and Country Head – Herbalife International India, said “Herbalife stands for a healthy, active life. Our sports sponsorships exemplify our commitment to a healthy, active supported by good nutrition. Herbalife stands committed to the development of sports and athletes”.