Veteran Indian women boxer 6-time world champion MC Mary Kom will be a part of the NCR Punjab Royals in the Big Bout League. His arch rival Nikhat Zarine will play for the Odisha Warriors. The organizers gave this information on Tuesday. Starting from December 2, five men and two women boxers have got place in each of the six teams of this league. Each team can have up to three foreign boxers.
As per the player draft on Tuesday, World Championship silver medalist Amit Panghal Adani Gujarat will be part of the team while Pinki Rani Bangalore. Significantly, the 36-year-old Mary Kom National Championship, awarded with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, has lost to Pinky Rani on one occasion and is desperate to avenge the defeat. The owners of six teams participated in the draft process of the Big Bout League.
Each team has five men and two women players and these teams were allowed to include a maximum of three foreign players in their team. In this context, a total of 42 players got an opportunity to be selected in different teams. It consists of 16 players from 11 countries.