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Mary Kom, along with other Tokyo-bound pugilists to take part in the 2021 Asian Boxing Championships

Mary Kom, along with three other Tokyo-bound boxers, are set to take part in the upcoming Asian Boxing Championships, in New Delhi. The entire Indian contingent set to take part in the event are currently attending a national camp in a bio-bubble at the Indira Gandhi Stadium, in New Delhi.
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newsboxinga month ago

Boxam International 2021 | MC Mary Kom bows out in semi-final, rest nine make it to summit clash

Six-time world champion MC Mary Kom was defeated by Virginia Fuchs in the semi-final of the ongoing Boxam International tournament, in Castellon, Spain. On the other hand, nine of the other boxers from India have made a cut to the finals in their respective categories in the tourney.
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newsboxinga month 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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newsboxing2 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Trying my best to avoid Covid-19 virus, asserts Mary Kom

Indian boxing sensation Mary Kom revealed that she is trying her best to avoid contacting the Covid-19 virus ahead of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. The six-time world champion is set to make her return inside the ring at the Boxam International tournament, in Castellon, Spain from March 1 to 7.
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newsboxing2 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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newsboxing2 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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newsboxing9 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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newsboxing9 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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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

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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