With popularity for professional boxing on the rise in India, the first ever Pro Boxing India Championship will be held here later in the year. This event will be held in association with the Asian Boxing Council. Promoted by Royal Sports Promotions, this event will see boxers from across the globe competing. Royal Sports Promotions had organized the AIBA Pro Boxing Night in India last year. It is expected that a total of 48 boxers will participate in the inaugural edition of PBIC with a total of 32 male pugilists and 16 female pugilists.