PESHAWAR: The trials for the Super Boxing League (SBL) were conducted in Peshawar to select boxers for the first professional boxing league.
The trials were held on Saturday in Islamabad where young boxers including women showed their skills.
The trials started from Gujranwala and later moved to Lahore, where ten male and two female boxers were short-listed for the league. The trials were held in Sports Board Punjab gymnasium where more than fifty boxers including female participated in five different categories.
The boxers from Quetta will get the chance to impress selectors with their skills on August 2nd, followed by trials in Karachi on 5th and 6th August, while Faisalabad and Multan will host the SBL selectors on 10th and 11th of the month respectively.
The league consists of 8 franchises: Pakhtoon Warriors are owned by Shahid Afridi and Zeeshan Afzal, Multan Nawabs are owned by Wasim Akram, Lahore Rams are owned by Ali Sheikh, Karachi Cobras are owned by Fahad Mustafa and Salman Iqbal, Sialkot Shers are owned by Jehangir Riaz, Faisalabad Falcons are owned by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Salman, Quetta Gladiators are owned by Nadeem Omar and Saif Malik owns Islamabad Kings.