LAHORE - Pakistan boxing team will be named here on September 25 to take part in the World Boxing Championship being held in Almaty, Kazakhstan from October 17-27.

“We will be picking up six boxers for the mega event and the selection will be made following trials and performance of the boxers during the training camp,” said Pakistan Boxing Federation (PBF) secretary Iqbal Hussain here on Thursday.

He said the camp was functioning since August 26 at Wapda Sports Complex and 22 best boxers of the country were attending it under the watchful eyes of coaches Ali Bakhsh, M Tariq and Tariq Gujjar.

The PBF secretary said nearly 125 countries would feature in the World Championship and efforts were being made in two daily sessions to impart best possible training. “I am fully satisfied with the working of the training camp and I will be there at the time of final selection to ensure that the boxers will be picked in a transparent way based on performance,” he added.

He said M Wasim would lead the side in the world championship and he had been selected to undergo training at a combined camp in Almaty alongside the world’s top boxers belonging to different nations. Iqbal said he would be bearing the entire expense of team’s participation in the world championship as the PBF was cash-starved and funds were not available with it. He said the camp would terminate on October 6 and the boxers would be having a short break for few days and they will be assembling on October 11 to travel to Almaty.

The camp attendees are Mohib Bacha, Ahmed Ali, Essa Khan, M Saqib, M Waseem, M Imam, Wasiullah, Nadir Baloch, M Shafi, Mir Balag, Hamza Khan, Amir Khan, M Sardar, Waqar Khan, Hamza Butt, Abdul Malik, Gul Sher, Samiullah, Mir Waiz, M Asif and M Raza.