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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reportboxinga month ago

India Open Boxing | MC Mary Kom, Sarita Devi and Amit Panghal clinch gold on final day

Mary Kom (51kg), Sarita Devi (60kg) and Amit Panghal (52kg) all bagged gold medals in their respective weight categories on the final day of the India Open Boxing tournament on Friday. Overall, India won a total of 12 gold medals from a possible 18 that were up for grabs at the international event.
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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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reportboxinga month ago

Indian Open Boxing | Mary Kom beats Nikhat Zareen to storm into the final

Veteran Indian female boxer MC Mary Kom won her semi-final bout by 4-1 split decision against compatriot Nikhat Zareen and made it to the final of the ongoing India Open Boxing tournament in Guwahati. Mary Kom will face another Indian pugilist Vanlal Duati in the 51kg category final. 
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reportboxinga month ago

India Open Boxing | MC Mary Kom, Sarita Devi qualify for semi-finals

MC Mary Kom has won her quarter-final bout in the bantamweight category against Nepal’s Mala Rai to qualify for the semi-finals at the ongoing India Open boxing tournament in Guwahati. Laishram Sarita Devi has also made it to the top four by winning the quarter-final bout against Preeti Beniwal.
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newsboxinga month ago

India Open Boxing | As many as 10 boxers assured medals for smaller draws

Owing to the smaller size of the draw, India’s boxing contingent is seeing as many as 10 pugilists assured of a medal in the India Open Boxing after just one day into the tournament. Among the assured few include names like Mary Kom, Brijesh Yadav, Lovlina Borgohain, Satish Kumar, and more.
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newsboxinga month ago

I have been preparing well for 51 kg category, says Mary Kom

Mary Kom, who will play in the India Open boxing tournament scheduled between May 20 and May 24, has said that he has been preparing well for the 51 kg category. This will also serve her in preparation for the upcoming World Championships which will be a major tournament for Olympic qualification.
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newsboxing3 months ago

Qualifying for Olympics is my main aim, says Mary Kom on skipping Asian Championships

MC Mary Kom has said that her decision to skip the Asian Championships is taken with an aim to improve her chances of Olympic qualification for the 2020 Tokyo Games. Mary Kom will be competing in the 51kg category after her preferred 48kg divisions was unregistered by the Olympic programme.
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newsboxing3 months ago

AIBA reveals new weight categories for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

After months of speculation, the International Boxing Association (AIBA) has approved the changes in boxing divisions that will be applicable from the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The men’s category will now have eight divisions, down from 10, while women have five divisions, up from three.
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newsboxing4 months ago

Asian Boxing Championships to have men & women’s competition simultaneously

The Asian Boxing Championship would be held simultaneously for men and women for the first time since the first edition was held in Bangkok back in 1963. The 30th edition of Asia's premier Amateur boxing competition will be held later this year in the city of Bangkok from April 19 onwards.
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