Mumbai: With the World Series of Boxing inching closer, its Indian franchise Mumbai Fighters has brought in Shiv Kumar Pal as the head coach.
Pal has been a coach for over 25 years now and has been associated with Indian boxing in various capacities. He began as the coach in-charge of the junior and sub-junior national team and moved to the senior ranks in 1992 to go on till 2003.
"Shiv Kumar Pal, for his sheer experience in coaching Indian boxers, brings a lot of value for Mumbai Fighters. You don`t find coaches like Mr Pals with such dedication to a sport. 25 years of coaching Indian boxers at various levels means he has been there and done that," said Udit Sheth, Team Principal.
Pal will work in coordination with the team`s Technical Director Joe Clough for the event starting November 11.
"My understanding of Indian boxing`s culture will only get better with Shiv Kumar Pal`s entry to Mumbai Fighters. His know-how of boxing in the country is immense and that will help us realise our ultimate goal of bringing the best out of our boxers," Clough said.
Mumbai Fighters, the team consisting of 20 boxers with seven foreign nationals and 13 Indians would enter the rings at WSB starting from November 11.