newsboxing7 hours 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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newsboxing11 hours 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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newsboxing14 hours 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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newsboxing17 hours ago

IOC recommends suspending AIBA from Tokyo Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has recommended that the International Boxing Association (AIBA) should not be given the organising rights for the upcoming Olympics next year. However, the IOC has also stated that boxing should still be played in the Olympic Games in 2020.
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newsboxing3 days ago

AIBA interim chief 'optimistic' of getting right to organize boxing events at Tokyo Olympics

AIBA interim president Mohamed Moustahsane has stated that he is ‘optimistic’ of getting the organisation right for the boxing events during the Olympic Games to be held in 2020 in Tokyo. Moustahsane has also added that they had a ‘productive’ meeting with the IOC inquiry committee on Monday.
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newsboxing4 days 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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newsboxing4 days ago

More punches I give, more chances of winning I have, says Shiva Thapa

Ace Indian boxer Shiva Thapa has assured that he would go all aggressive in the upcoming India Open boxing tournament that is scheduled to start from Monday. The second of the tournament in India would be seeing as many as 35 men and 37 women pugilists, including some huge names, vying for glory.
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newsboxing6 days ago

India Open Boxing | There are a lot of expectations from me for gold, says Shiva Thapa

Shiva Thapa has said that there are a lot of expectations from him for a gold medal at the India Open boxing tournament which is scheduled to begin from May 20 in Guwahati. Thapa also said that he is “hungry to change the colour of the medal” in the upcoming edition to be held in his home town.
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newsboxing10 days 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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newsboxing17 days ago

AIBA threatens to go court if IOC disallows Boxing at Tokyo Games

The International Boxing Association has stated that they would look at their legal options if the International Olympic Committee doesn’t run the boxing programme in Tokyo on their May 22 verdict. The amateur boxing association has assured that they have done enough to address the allegations.
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