newsboxinga month 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 month 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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newsboxinga month ago

Shiva Thapa joins six other Indian boxers in Olympic Test event semi-finals

Four-time Asian medallist Shiva Thapa (63kg) secured a medal at the Olympic Test event in Tokyo, Japan, by winning his quarterfinal bout on Tuesday. Six other Indians made the last-four stage without fighting as they either got byes or were helped by the small size of their respective draws.
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newsboxing2 months ago

We also want to represent India at world stage, says Pinki Jangra

Pinki Jangra has backed Nikhat Zareen’s demand of having a fair trial and said that all the boxers want to play for the country at the world stage. Jangra also said that if she has defeated Mary Kom once in competitive events then there is no reason why she will not be able to do that again.
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newsboxing2 months ago

Not afraid to face Nikhat Zareen in Olympic qualifier trials, says Mary Kom

Celebrated Indian boxer MC Mary Kom (51kg) has vowed that she is not afraid to face Nikhat Zareen in a trial to decide who will make the Indian squad for the Olympic qualifiers in China. Zareen demanded a trial bout with Mary Kom before the Indian squad for the qualifiers is announced.
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newsboxing2 months ago

I’ll surely convey the message to BFI, Kiren Rijiju responds to Nikhat Zareen’s demand

Sports minister Kiren Rijiju has responded to boxer Nikhat Zareen’s demand saying that he can only ask the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) to decide what is best for the nation and the athletes. Zareen demanded a trial bout against Mary Kom before the squad for the Olympic qualifiers is decided.
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newsboxing2 months ago

Why am I boxing if Mary Kom goes without trial, asks Nikhat Zareen

Mary Kom’s adversary in the 51kg category, Nikhat Zareen has pleaded that she should be at least given a fair chance against the legendary women pugilist before the Olympic qualifiers. Her frustration was further exacerbated when the BFI recently hinted at changing rules to suit Kom’s situation.
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newsboxing2 months ago

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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newsboxing2 months ago

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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newsboxing2 months ago

Women's World Boxing Ch’ships | Certainly unhappy with judging, says MC Mary Kom

MC Mary Kom has expressed her disappointment on the judges after she lost the semi-final bout of the Women’s World Boxing Championships to Busenaz Cakiroglu from Turkey. However, Mary Kom has also mentioned that she found the right balance for the 51 kg weight category in this event.
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