“It is an honour to have been chosen as Ambassador for the 2017 Women’s Youth World Championships and be a part of the prestigious competition with it held in India for the first time. The standard of boxing these young women are producing has never been higher, and with gender equality a priority for AIBA and the IOC, there has never been more opportunities for women to take up the sport and compete on the biggest stage,” said tournament ambassador Mary Kom.
The Boxing Pavilion at the Nabin Chandra Bordoloi A.C Indoor Hall in Guwahati, north-eastern India, will be the venue for the week-long competition. In October, the city hosted matches during the FIFA U-17 World Cup, and will be ready to once again welcome international athletes and fans from around the world to its 2,000-seat indoor arena. Also featuring prominently in and around the stadium will be the official Guwahati 2017 Mascot, the one-horned rhino. Native to the state of Assam, the region’s most iconic animal is a classic Indian symbol of strength and endurance.