The International Professional Boxing Festival kicked off last week in Gilgit’s Lalik Jan Stadium organized by Usman Wazeer where boxers from Indonesia, Thailand, UAE, Philippines, Nigeria, Malaysia, Afghanistan, Cameroon, Korea, and hosts Pakistan participated in the event.
Usman Wazeer won by beating his opponent from Thailand’s Phatiphan Krungklang to win the World Boxing Association (WBA) Asia welterweight title. He said that this is the biggest festival in Pakistan’s history.
Shafiullah won against Indonesia’s Edward Torres of the Philippines.
Raheela, a female Pakistan boxer from Gilgit-Baltistan, fought against Zainab from Quetta, which ended in a draw.
Traditional Tent in Qatar Football World Cup
Qatar is going all traditional by setting up the ‘Traditional Tent’ in the desert. Omar al-Jaber who is part of the committee responsible for accommodation, said, “This is one of the options that will go live in the next two weeks. It is real camping. We need to give people the experience of a desert and tent in normal Bedouin style.”
More than 100,000 rooms will be available which will be supplied with water, electricity, and drainage systems. Sealine will be set along the beach, where other areas will be announced. The fans will have an option of residing in villages, apartments, villas, cabins, or cruise ships.
Melbourne wins hosting until 2035
Melbourne has been able to grab hosting for the Australian Grand Prix for the next years by beating the bids from Sydney and the Gold coast. Australian Grand Prix chief Andrew Westacott, “This is a sensational announcement that is simply great for Melbourne and Victoria. It builds on our rich motorsport history as well as Melbourne’s love of big sporting events and provides aspiration to the next generation of Aussie racing stars.”
FIFA reveals World cup venues for 2026
Three countries, the US, Canada, and Mexico, will host the 2026 WC. The teams will be increased from 32 to 48. 16 venues have been announced of which 11 are from the US, 3 in Mexico, and 2 in Canada. FIFA President Gianni Infantino said, “2026 will be much, much bigger. I think this part of the world doesn´t realize what will happen in 2026.”
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