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Indian boxing contingent granted travel clearance for Asian Boxing Championships in Dubai

The Indian boxing contingent has been granted travel clearances for the upcoming Asian Boxing Championships in Dubai. Several Tokyo-bound athletes, including the likes of Asian games gold medallist Amit Phangal and former Olympic medallist Mary Kom, would be a part of the meet.
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newsboxing5 months ago

Boxam International 2021 | Satish Kumar, Ashish Kumar and Sumit Sangwan enter medal rounds

Indian boxers Satish Kumar and Ashish Kumar entered the semi-finals of the 35th Boxam International Tournament in their respective categories in Castellon, Spain. Meanwhile, Sumit Sangwan also qualified for the medal rounds with a 4-1 win over Belgium’s Mohor El Ziad in the 81 kg category.
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newsboxing5 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Cancellation of boxing qualifiers is disastrous for India, claims Santiago Nieva

Indian boxing high-performance coach Santiago Nieva feels that the cancelation of world qualifiers is a disaster for the Indian contingent, as they were expecting to book berths in each of the remaining four events. Nine Indians have already qualified for the Games at last year’s Asian qualifiers.
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newsboxing5 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Indian boxing contingent unlikely to increase as qualifiers get canelled

India’s tally of 9 boxers is unlikely to increase as the IOC (International Olympic Association) scraped the world qualifiers citing ‘challenges’ due to the Covid-19 pandemic. But, Indian Boxing’s high-performance director is still hopeful that India will get a few more entries to the mega-event.
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newsboxinga year 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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newsboxing2 years ago

Five to six India boxers should qualify for Olympics, opines Santiago Nieva

India boxing team’s high-performance director Santiago Nieva has stated that he is seeing around five to six boxers qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics next year, if thought realistically. He also lamented the lack of infrastructure in India for boxing despite them being in an envious position.
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newsboxing2 years ago

Olympics Qualifiers will be tougher with US and European participants, says Amit Phangal

Ace Indian boxer Amit Phangal has been of the opinion that the Asian qualifiers wouldn’t be any less difficult with boxers from the United States and Europe participating. Phangal would also be warming up for it by taking part in the World Military Games next month and the Indian Boxing League.
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newsboxing2 years ago

Indian boxers closing on traditional powerhouses, claims High-Performance Director Santiago Nieva

Indian boxers’ unparalleled performance at the just-concluded men’s world championship shows they are “closing in” on traditional powerhouses, High-Performance Director Santiago Nieva has asserted. According to Nieva, “clean punching” is what worked out well for the Indian boxers.
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newsboxing2 years ago

Power was key issue while shifting weight categories, says Amit Phangal

Ace Indian boxer Amit Phangal has revealed that retaining is power was the key concern for him when he was shifting his category from 53kg to 49kg, and that he has dealt with it quite well. Phangal has also admitted that he knew very little about his final opponent Shakhobidin Zoirov of Uzbekistan.
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newsboxing2 years ago

World Boxing Championships | Amit Panghal, Manish Kaushik win quarters, ensure medals

Ace Indian boxers Amit Panghal (52kg) and Manish Kaushik (63kg) ensured India of a medal at in the ongoing World Boxing Championship medals after they won their respective quarterfinal bouts on Wednesday. Kavinder Singh and Singh Bisht, however, lost their respective bouts in quarters.
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