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Boxing isn’t all about body power, it is technical, says Lovlina Borgohain

22-year-old amateur Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain said that the sport is more technical than it is about body power, unlike the focus at the youth levels. She further revealed that she was selected to represent her state Assam at the sub-junior level in 2012 purely because of her height.
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Reports | BFI hints Mary Kom might not give trials for Olympics Qualifiers

The Boxing Federation of India might repeat what they did early this year concerning Mary Kom’s selection criteria in the Olympics qualifiers as well after president hinted at “no trial” for medal winners in World Championships. The rule has been similar for the men’s selection criteria as well.
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Women's World Boxing Ch’ships | Manju Rani gets beaten in final, settles for silver

The only Indian in the final of the Women’s World Boxing Championships Manju Rani was beaten in the final and had to settle for a silver medal. Rani lost the light flyweight (48kg) final against Russia’s Ekaterina Paltceva on Monday by a split verdict of 1-4 at Ulan-Ude in Russia.
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Women’s World Boxing Championships | Manju Rani enters final, Jamuna Boro and Lovlina Borgohain settle for bronze

Manju Rani entered the finals of the 48 kg category while Jamuna Boro (54 kg) and Lovlina Borgohain (69 kg) settled for bronze medals at the Women's World Boxing Championship in Ulan-Ude, Russia. Rani stormed into the finals by defeating Thailand’s Chuthamat Raksat 4-1 in her semi-final bout.
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Mary Kom is our strongest bet in 51kg category, claims BFI chairman of selectors

The chairman of selectors for Boxing Federation of India - Rajesh Bhandari - reckons that MC Mary Kom is India's best shot at a medal in the 51kg category. Nikhat Zareen had lashed out at BFI officials who overlooked her in favour of Mary for the upcoming women's Boxing World Championships.
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Mary Kom, Lovlina Borgohain included in Indian Boxing World Championship squad

Mary Kom and Lovlina Borgohain have been named in India's squad for the upcoming women’s world boxing championships. Former junior world champion Nikhat Zareen, who competes with Kom in the 51kg category, has criticized this decision by writing a letter to Boxing Federation of India (BFI).
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Magomed Salam Umakhanov Memorial | India win two gold, one silver and three bronze medals

India finished the Magomed Salam Umakhanov Memorial at the sixth place with Lovlina Borgohain and Neeraj winning gold medals and Gaurav Solanki clinching a silver in Russia. Apart from them, Pooja Rani, Govind Sahani, and Jony had to settle for bronze medals in their respective categories.
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Boxing | Four Indian male and female boxers advance in Kaspiysk

Indian women boxers continued their good vein of form as four of them booked their place in the penultimate round of a tournament in Kaspiysk with good chances of bringing home a medal. Meanwhile, four of their male compatriots reached the last-eight stage in what has been a successful outing.
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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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Strandja Memorial Boxing | Indian boxers continue their magnificent run to assure five medals

Indian Boxers are assured of at least five medals in the ongoing Strandja Memorial Boxing in Sofia, Bulgaria. While Amit Panghal’s promising performance has led to a confirmed medal in the 49 kg category, Lovlina Borgohain routed her opponent 5-0 to bag the first medal by a women pugilist.
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