Pakistan pugilists to leave for Thailand on Wednesday for int'l boxing event.

ISLAMABAD -- A six-member Pakistan squad will proceed to Thailand on Wednesday to participate in Thailand Open International Boxing Tournament.

Previously known as the King's Cup, the tournament will be held in Bangkok from July 18-28.

'Our four pugilists along with their coach and team manager will be leaving for the event,' Col. Nasir Tung, secretary Pakistan Boxing Federation (PBF) told reporter on Tuesday.

He said Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Qadir Khan (64kg) and Eidullah (49kg) would fly from Peshawar Airport, while Tanveer Ahmed (75kg) and Muhammad Said (81kg) of Pakistan Navy would depart from Karachi Airport for the event. 'They will be accompanied by their coach Liaquat Ali and manager Syed Kamal', he said.

Tung said that Pakistan boxers had undergone intensive training at camps in Peshawar and Karachi and were in good shape.

'We want to give maximum exposure to these boxers and their participation in the King's Cup is part of our plan to prepare them for two Olympic qualifiers, taking place between March and May, next year.

'They have also the potential to claim medals in the Cup as they are going to feature in it on the basis of their outstanding performances at the national level,' Tung added.

He said Tanveer and Qadir were also probable for the Tokyo Olympics and that was why the federation did not want to...

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