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National champion Arundhati Choudhary on Tuesday knocked on the doors of Delhi High Court against Boxing Federation of India’s decision to select Olympic bronze-winner Lovlina Borgohain for the world championships without a trial.

Choudhary, who is also the reigning youth world champion, wants trials to be held in the 70kg category for which Borgohain was granted direct selection on the basis of her Olympics performance. All remaining 11 weight categories will be represented by national gold-winners.

The 19-year-old’s petition has been listed for Wednesday and a top Boxing Federation of India official told PTI that the body will respond to court directions.

The world championship, which was scheduled from December 4 to 18 in Istanbul, is set to be postponed till March next year due to the surging Covid-19 cases in Turkey.

A fresh selection policy for the event could be drafted once the official announcement of postponement comes from the International Boxing Association later this week.

“The decision to grant Lovlina direct selection was taken at the Executive Committee meeting in September. Rajasthan, from where Arundhati comes, was part of that meeting and they did not object at that time,” the BFI official said on conditions of anonymity.

“If the honourable court orders a trial, there will be a trial. All…

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