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newsboxing3 months ago

National camp kick-starts with 11 elite boxers in Patiala, more boxers to join soon

The national boxing camp resumed on Monday with a group of 11 elite boxers, including Olympic aspirants Amit Phangal and Pooja Rani under high-performance director Santiago Nieva at the NIS in Patiala. The coach insisted that the players need to adapt 'new ways’ of training post lockdown.
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newsboxing4 months ago

Amit Phangal ranked world no.1, Mary Kom secure third spot as per latest AIBA release

Amit Phangal has been ranked no.1 in the men’s 52kg weight category as per the latest rankings released by the Amateur Indian Boxing Association (AIBA). Manju Rani was the highest-ranked women’s boxer, securing the second spot in the 48kg category, while Mary Kom was placed third in her category.
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newsboxing4 months ago

Boxers with high potential should be given financial support early on, claims Mary Kom

Mary Kom feels that Indian boxing needs a boost at the grassroots level, only then can the pugilists go on and compete at the highest level. The six-time world champion is gearing up for her second appearance at the Olympics, having claimed a Bronze medal at the 2012 London Games.
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newsboxing7 months ago

COVID-19 hasn't affected my courage, determination, reveals boxer Amit Panghal

Olympic-bound star boxer Amit Panghal has revealed that Coronavirus hasn’t affected his courage and determination and although he can’t go outside, he is practicing in his house. Panghal follows his daily routine, gets up early in the morning, sanitises his gloves, follows the instructed diet chart.
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newsboxing10 months ago

Want to become a boxer like Vijender Singh, reveals Sakshi Chaudhary

Recognised as one of the best prospects for India in international boxing, Sakshi Chaudhary has revealed that it was Vijender Singh her inspiration for taking up boxing and she wants to be as good as the veteran. Chaudhury also said she was impressed with the standard of Khelo India Youth Games.
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newsboxinga year ago

India assured of 12 medals at Asian Youth Boxing Championships

India’s tally of assured medals at the Asian Youth Boxing Championships increased to 12 after four more boxers advanced to the semi-final stages at Ulaanbaatar on Wednesday. On the other hand, Vijaydeep (69kg) and Lakshya Chahar (81kg) lost out in the quarter-finals to split verdicts.
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newsboxinga year ago

Need to practise more on power, endurance and reach, believes Amit Panghal

For Indian pugilist Amit Panghal to adjust to the change of weight category from 49kg to 52kg to be able to compete in the Olympics needs him to work on his power, endurance and reach. The 24-year-old will next take part in the Olympic qualifiers in Wuhan, China in February next year.
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newsboxinga year ago

Mary Kom included in Boxing’s Athlete Ambassadors Group by IOC

MC Mary Kom has been included in a 10-boxer athlete ambassadors group to represent boxers in the build-up to next year’s Tokyo Olympic Games by the International Olympic Council’s (IOC) Task Force for the sport. In August this year, the creation of an Athlete Ambassadors Group was announced.
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newsboxinga year ago

Shiva Thapa, Pooja Rani clinch gold at Olympic Test event, Ashish Kumar settles for silver

Shiva Thapa (63kg) and Pooja Rani (75kg) clinched gold medals, while Ashish (69kg) settled for silver to wrap up a brilliant campaign for India at the Olympic Test event for boxing on Thursday. The 2020 Summer Olympics is scheduled to be held in Tokyo, Japan from July 24 to August 9.
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newsboxinga year ago

Mary Kom and Nikhat Zareen may face off to decide representative for Tokyo Olympics

Mary Kom and Nikhat Zareen could face-off in a trail, as early as December this year, to decide India’s representation in the 51kg category for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic qualifiers. It is learnt that nearly everyone in the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) are in support of holding the trial. 
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