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

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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newsboxing4 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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featureboxing5 months ago

SportsCafe Exclusive with Vijender Singh - From Mary Kom, to Salman Khan, to why he took up boxing [Part I]

Vijender Singh took some time out of his busy training schedule to speak to us in one of the most candid interviews of a sportsperson this year. The first part of this interview is mostly a lighthearted conversation on some playful topics.
Amlan Majumdar
newsboxing5 months ago

Mary Kom receives 'Legends Award' by AIBA

Mary Kom, the first Indian female boxer to make a mark in the sport and to put India up on the boxing charts, will be awarded the ‘Legends Award’ by Amateur International Boxing Association (AIBA) on its 70th Anniversary, which is scheduled to be celebrated on December 20.
Press Release
newsboxing8 months ago

Mary Kom : I only got two chances to qualify, but male boxers get five to six chances

Indian boxer Mary Kom has regretted the lack of opportunities for Indian women boxers to qualify for the Olympics. The 33-year-old, who was denied a wild card entry after failing to qualify for the Olympics, insisted that she would have definitely won a medal had she travelled​ to Rio for the Games.
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newsboxing9 months ago

Mary Kom raises concern over training and diets of athletes in Rajya Sabha

Five-time World champion MC Mary Kom will not be part of the Indian Olympic contingent at Rio, but she raised her voice for the athletes in Rajya Sabha yesterday by calling attention to the facilities provided. Mary Kom expressed concern about the training and diets provided to the players.
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newsboxing10 months ago

Mary Kom denied wild card entry into Rio Olympics

Five-time World Amateur boxing champion MC Mary Kom’s hopes of representing India at the 2016 Rio Olympics ended on Thursday after she was denied a wild card entry. The AIBA ad-hoc committee chairman, Kishen Narsi, confirmed that the veteran pugilist has been denied a wild card entry.
Arun S Kaimal
newsboxing10 months ago

Mary Kom: Can't see any Indian woman boxer shining anytime soon

Five-time World Champion Mary Kom has said that she does not think any Indian boxer will shine at the international level soon. Blaming it on the lack of competition in India, Mary Kom said that better training for young and upcoming boxers was required to keep pace with the international levels.
Saketh RVK