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.
Afterwards the trials will be held in Quetta on August 2, while the trials will be conducted in Karachi from August 5-6. The trials in Faisalabad will be held on August 10 and in Multan on August 11.
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.