New Delhi: Former Commonwealth Games gold medalist and Olympian Akhil Kumar is all set to realise his dream of nurturing young talent in the country with the inauguration of a boxing club at Rohtak on Saturday.

Named 'Akhil Kumar Boxing Club and Fitness Society', it will provide boxing training to the young boxers in the country.

"The club is only the first step and through this we would look to share my experiences with the young boxers. Other renowned boxers such as Jitender Kumar, Diwakar Prasad etc will also give their inputs to the budding talents from time to time," Akhil said.

"It is formed to show the right direction to the young boxers and explain them the nitty-gritty that one has to take care to pursue boxing. It will give a platform for thousands of young talent to pursue their dream," he added.

The club will be inaugurated by Congress MP Deepender Singh Hooda at Choturam Nagar.

"Hooda has committed to provide Boxing Kits and various equipment's for the Club," said General Secretary of the society Subodh Kumar, who is also the Chief Trainer.

"We are starting with around 30-40 students and with time as the number of students goes up we will have more coaches and facilities here," Akhil said.

Haryana Sports Minister Sukhbir Kataria, MLA Bharat Bhushan Batra, IAS officer Vikas Gupta will also grace the occasion.


(Agencies)