On January 24th we get a potentially historic show in India as we see a female fight featuring a very rare Indian woman and several debutants.
The headline bouts see local Indian fighters taking on Russian visitors. These bouts will see Shankar Thapa (0-0) taking on Russian Alexander Kotov (5-2, 2) and Amit Mishra (0-0) battling Dmitry Khasiev (4-0-2, 1). These look like tough asks for the debutants but their team will hope that the home crowd will do enough to push them on to victory.
The female bout sees Purnima Rajput (0-0) making her debut against Russian fighter Gayane Panyan (0-0). Rajput has got some attention in the Indian media leading up to this fight and it seems like she will be under a lot of pressure to perform in a bout that could help female professional boxing take off in the Indian.