The biggest Arm Wrestling league in Asia ‘The Pro Panja League‘ is back with a bang after a year-long hiatus following the COVID-19 pandemic that wreaked havoc around the world. Sports organisation and other public gatherings were banned to spot the spread of the highly infectious disease.
Pro Panja League wasn’t immune to it and hence had to pause its plans to host multiple events last year. However, with the pandemic in India largely under control, sports has resumed.
Pro Panja League which is also the fastest growing league in the world is set to host it’s latest event on 14th February at the Radio Club Pier which sits parallel to the iconic Taj Hotel and the Gateway of India. Pro Panja Mega Matches-1 will feature 18 athletes with most being the medalists from the first Pro Panja League ranking tournament.
Sports India Show had an exclusive chat with the owner of Pro Panja League, Mr Parvin Dabas, who talked about the event.
“I am really excited for Pro Panja Mega Matches-1 happening in Mumbai on Feb 14 at the Radio Club Pier because this has some of the best Arm Wrestlers in India and I think Harman Mann vs Sameer VT is going to be the perfect match-up to start the event. The co-main event features Karaj and Sachin is going to be fireworks. They are two amazing competitors and the main event I think having the No.1 Arm Wrestler crowned in the very first mega match series is going to be amazing because Sunil Kumar Ji has been a legend in Indian Arm Wrestling in 100kg and Dilshad is a young up and coming champ in 100kg+ and he was awarded as the superstar in the last tournament. So it’s going to be amazing to see who is going to win the Mega Champion belt. Is it gonna be the legend who has been around or is it going to be the new guy in the block is going to bump him off.
“It’s going to be really exciting and Arm Wrestling is going to make a major comeback in the country with Pro Panja League,” Parvin Dabas said.
The event will be headlined by Pro Panja League ranking tournament’s 100 kg Gold medalist Sunil Kumar and 100 kg+ gold medalist Dilshad MA who will compete for the Mega Champion belt. In the co-main event, PPL’s 80kg gold medalist Karaj Virk will take on the silver medalist Sachin Goyal in a rematch bout for the 80kg belt.
Here are the full Match-ups for Pro Panja Mega Matches-1
Main Event: Sunil Kumar vs Dilshad MA – Pro Panja Mega Champion Belt
Co-Main Event: Karaj Virk vs Sachin Goyal – Pro Panja 80 KG belt
Attar Singh vs MD Hashim – 100KG+ Weight category
Sanjay Deswal vs Syed Mahaboob Ali – 100 KG Category
Harman Mann vs Sameer VT – 90 KG Category
Parampreet Kaur vs Karishma Kapoor – 65 KG Category
Shruti Bawa vs Jincy Jose – 80 KG Category
Madhura KN vs Anslet Jose – 70 KG Category
Manish Kumar vs Butta Singh – Specially Abled Category
The Pro Panja League is sanctioned by Indian Arm Wrestling Federation and sponsored by Hydration partner Ocean Beverages, Streaming partner BookMyShow, Camera partner Nikon, Hospitality partner Sofitel BKC, Health partner Fast and Up, Outdoor media partner Bright outdoor Media and Radio partner Fever FM.