India have fielded a star-studded team of seven men and three women, including Olympic, Commonwealth and Asian Games medalists in 10 weight categories.

The South Asian Games may not  offer them much in terms of tough competition but it is certainly a decent build-up before the Indians head to the Asia/Oceania Olympic Qualification tournament in Qian'an, China from March 23. So far, none of the Indian boxer has booked an Olympic berth.

The much-celebrated Mary Kom (51kg) will be the cynosure of all eyes in event.

The five-time world champion and London Olympics bronze-medallist is easily among the most successful sporting talent to come out of the North East and the Manipuri  will attract fans to the SAI Campus in the North Eastern Hill University on the outskirts of the city.

In her return from an injury layoff following her gold medal win at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, Mary Kom had lost in the semifinals of an Olympic test event in December last year.

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