While the rest of India has recently witnessed the growth of Professional Boxing, it will come as huge surprise to a lot of fans around the country that the sport has been thriving in Mizoram for decades through locally promoted and self managed boxing events. One of the more popular series has been the LPS fight nights, organised by LPS Vision, the state’s largest cable television network. LPS Vision boasts a bouquet of over 13 channels in its portfolio. The company was founded in 1993 by Lalsawmliana Pachuau as Mizoram’s first cable TV network.
In March 2021, LPS Vision alongwith Bengaluru based Grassroots Boxing hosted the WBC Youth World title fight between local sensation Lalrinsanga Tlau & Eric Quarm at Aizawl.
Mizoram is known for its love for sports and true to its passion and love, the northeastern state accorded ‘industry’ status to Sports in May 2020. Through the new status, the government hopes to commercialise sporting endeavours and woo investors.
This move will not only support the grass-root boxers but also offer opportunities through new jobs and positions for the youth in the state.
Boxing talent from the state includes Lalrinsanga Tlau, NT Lalbiakkima, Zoramchhana, John Kenty, Vanlalawmpuia. A lot of these boxers come from the boxing stables of Boxing Coach Sete Renthlei and Sete Boxing Academy.