newsboxing18 days ago

IOA grants affiliation to Boxing Federation of India

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has granted affiliation to the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) after almost a year's discussions. The affiliation, that now fully recognizes the BFI as a fully recognized body, was granted as per the directives of the IOC in a letter to the BFI President.
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newsboxing2 months ago

Akhil Kumar and Jitender Kumar set for six professional bouts this year

Boxers Akhil Kumar and Jitender Kumar both formally signed up with IOS Boxing Promotions today in New Delhi and will have six professional bouts each in 2017, two of them international. The duo will be joined in Gurgaon by a trainer from Manchester as they prepare for their first bout on April 1.
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newsboxing2 months ago

Boxer Vikas Krishan plans to turn professional with BFI's consent

Former Asian Games gold medallist Vikas Krishan has revealed his intention to turn professional by the end of this year if the Boxing Federation of India 's new policy allows professionals to participate in amateur competitions. The BFI is expected to announce its policy decision next month.
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newsboxing4 months ago

Andleeb Zehra- The Kashmiri talent who is breaking stereotypes through boxing

Taking inspiration from Olympic bronze medallist Mary Kom, a budding young boxer Andleeb Zehra from Kashmir is breaking the social boundaries through her boxing skills. Recently, the young prodigy has been in news when she won the silver medal in the State Boxing Championship held in Jammu.
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newsboxing4 months ago

Mary Kom and Vikas Krishan honoured by AIBA

Indian boxing ace Mary Kom and Arjuna award winner Vikas Krishan were honoured by AIBA during the world body’s 70th anniversary gala in Montreux, Switzerland, on Wednesday (Dec 21). While Mary Kom was given the Legends award, Krishan won the Pro Boxing (APB) best boxer trophy.
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newsboxing4 months ago

Twitter explodes after Vijender Singh knocks out Francis Cheka to retain title

Twitter erupted in celebration to congratulate king of the ring Vijender Singh after he knocked out Tanzania's Francis Cheka to make it 8 wins out of 8 bouts in his professional career. Twitter also took this as a chance to troll Cheka for all his pre-match comments about Vijender being a “Boy”.
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newsboxing4 months ago

Knock-out king Vijender Singh goes Head-to-head with Francis Cheka at face-off event

Indian boxing sensation & WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight Champion Vijender Singh and Former World Champion Francis Cheka, came face to face today at a heated face-off event in New Delhi. The ‘Night Of The Champions’ bout is all set to happen on the 17th of December 2016 in New Delhi.
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newsboxing4 months ago

Olympian Mary Kom aims for Tokyo 2020

Mary Kom has admitted that she hopes to participate at the 2020 Olympic games in Tokyo, but her "main focus" will be on the 2018 Asian and Commonwealth Games. The London Olympics medallist also added that she was working hard to extend her boxing career by three to four years.
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newsboxing5 months ago

With her "fire back", Mary Kom returns to the light flyweight category

Mary Kom has decided to drop down from the flyweight (51 kg) to the light flyweight (48 kg) category. The 33-year-old, who is now a Rajya Sabha member, has said that she feels comfortable in this weight category and has insisted that she has “got the fire back” after missing out on the Rio Olympics.
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newsboxing5 months ago

Vijender Singh targets knockout in his title defence against Francis Cheka

After Francis Cheka declared he will make Vijender to "never think of professional boxing again", Vijender Singh has replied in his own style saying that his aim is to knock out the Tanzanian. Despite lacking the experience of Cheka, Vijender aims to teach his opponent a lesson in boxing.
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