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IOC adds two more weight categories in women boxing for Tokyo Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced the addition of two more weight categories for the women boxers in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics to be held in 2020. The Olympic Committee is itself going to organise the boxing events in Tokyo Olympics after the controversy with the AIBA.
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newsboxing11 days ago

Manoj Kumar returns to national camp after returning from groin injury

31-year-old boxer Manoj Kumar, who has three Commonwealth Games medals and a bronze medal in the Asian Championships in the 69kg category, has rejoined the national camp in Patiala. This comes after a rift with the Sports Authority of India who were indifferent to Kumar’s injury expenses in Mumbai.
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newsboxing13 days ago

I want to retire after 2020, reveals MC Mary Kom

India’s star female boxer MC Mary Kom has revealed that she wants to hang up her boots after the Tokyo Olympics which will be held next year. Mary Kom has also stated that her mission now is to win a gold medal for the country in the next Olympics in Japan’s capital city Tokyo next year.
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newsboxing19 days ago

Tried to fight Vijender Singh, but he is scared of me, says Amir Khan

Star Pakistan origin boxer Amir Khan has claimed that Vijender Singh is scared to face him as a fight didn’t take place even after Amir expressed his desire numerous times. The 32-year-old two-time World Champion would be facing India’s Neeraj Goyat in a Super Boxing League exhibition.
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newsboxing25 days ago

India Open Boxing | Winning gold medal in front of family was special, says Jamuna Boro

Jamuna Boro, who clinched the gold in the women’s 54kg category at the India Open, revealed that she was thrilled that her family was able to witness such an important milestone in her career. Boro’s mother, a vegetable vendor, traveled almost 130 km from Dhekiajuli to Guwahati to see her daughter.
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newsboxinga month ago

India Open Boxing | First prove in the ring then speak out against me, Mary Kom tells Nikhat Zareen

MC Mary Kom has hit out at former World Junior Boxing Champion Nikhat Zareen whom the former beat in the 51kg semi-finals of the India Open on Thursday. The six-time World Amateur Boxing Champion had earlier defeated Zareen at the Strandja Memorial in Bulgaria by 4-1 in a split decision.
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newsboxinga month ago

I’m very surprised and shocked at the same time, says Shiva Thapa after IOC’s recommendation on AIBA

After IOC recommended to strip the AIBA from organising the boxing matches at the upcoming Olympics next year, Shiva Thapa has stated that he is shocked and surprised with the recommendation. Thapa has said that he is working hard to ensure that he represents India in the Tokyo Olympics.
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newsboxinga month ago

India Open Boxing | Amit Panghal, Shiva Thapa register easy wins, Gaurav Solanki stunned by Sachin Siwach

23-year-old Amit Panghal and 25-year-old Shiva Thapa breezed through into the finals of the 52 kg and 60 kg categories respectively. However, Commonwealth Games flyweight champion Gaurav Solanki suffered a shock defeat to 20-year-old Sachin Siwach to crash out in the semi-finals.
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newsboxinga month ago

Jagdish Singh insists on making boxing rules more simplified to increase its popularity

Retired national boxer Jagdish Singh has stated that the rules of boxing need to be further simplified for all to understand for making the sport more popular. He also blamed AIBA for complicating the rules since 2011 stating that he doesn't understand whether his boxers are winning or losing today.
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newsboxinga month ago

It’s not enough to play in counter-attacks now, says Lovlina Borgohain

India’s promising boxing prodigy in the 69kg category, Lovlina Borgohain has revealed that she had to adapt to a more aggressive style of play after the recent change in scoring trends in favour of aggression in boxing. The 21-year-old also revealed her boxing idols - Mohammad Ali and Mike Tyson.
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