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BFI offers three-month contract extension to foreign coaches, to take call after World Championships

The BFI (Boxing Federation of India) has decided to offer a three-month contract extension to the foreign coaches, whose tenures were supposed end this month. As per reports, the future of the coaches would be assessed after the World Championships for men and women, later this year.
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newsboxing4 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Indian boxers to travel abroad for three-week training camp ahead of Games

Olympic-bound Indian boxers will travel abroad to undergo a three-week training camp before heading for the 2021 Tokyo Games. A total of nine boxers, including five men and four women, have qualified for the mega event, which is India’s biggest ever contingent at the quadrennial event so far.
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newsboxing4 months ago

2021 Asian Boxing Championships | Pooja Rani claim consecutive gold, Mary Kom and Lalbuatsaihi settle for silver

Pooja Rani successfully defended her gold medal at the 2021 Asian Boxing Championships, in Dubai, while Mary Kom and Lalbuatsaihi claimed silver medals in their respective categories. Three Indian boxers - Amit Panghal (52kg), Shiva Thapa (64kg) and Sanjeet (91kg) will be in action on Monday.
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newsboxing4 months ago

2021 Asian Boxing Championships | Five Indian women, including Mary Kom, enter gold medal match

Six-time world champion and Tokyo-bound boxer Mary Kom reached the final of the women’s 51kg event at the Asian Boxing Championships in Dubai. Sakshi also fought her way to the title bout in her 54kg, while Lalbuatsaihi (64kg), Pooja Rani (75kg) and Anupama also entered gold medal matches.
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newsboxing4 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Asian Championship results will show where we stand ahead of Games, asserts Santiago Nieva

Indian men’s high-performance director Santiago Neiva feels that the results in the upcoming Asian Championships will give them a sign as to where they stand before the Olympics. A total of 19 boxers, including seven Tokyo-bound, will be a part of the event which begins on Monday in Dubai.
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newsboxing4 months ago

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

Tokyo-bound Indian boxers, including Mary Kom to train in Pune

Three Tokyo-bound women’s boxers, including Olympic medallist Mary Kom, will be training at the Army Sports Institute, in Pune, after the national camp was suspended owing to the rise in Covid-19 cases in Delhi. So far, nine pugilists have qualified for the Games, which is set to kick-start in July.
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newsboxing5 months ago

BFI reconsidering their decision to send boxers for Asian Boxing Championships

The Boxing Federation of India (BFI) are reconsidering their decision to send its players for the upcoming Asian Championships in Dubai, which starts from May 21, owing to rising Covid-19 cases. Two of the qualified pugilists - Simranjit Kaur and Ashish Kumar have tested positive for Covid-19.
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newsboxing5 months ago

Feels proud to be the first Assamese woman Olympian, states Lovlina Borgohain

Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain stated that she is proud to become the first Assamese woman to qualify for the Olympics, with her set to feature in the 2021 Tokyo Games. The 23-year old was infected with Covid-19 and was out of action for months, but she stayed positive and recovered from the same.
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newsboxing5 months ago

21 campers including boxers, coaches and support staff test positive for COVID-19

21 campers at the Indira Gandhi sports complex, New Delhi, have been tested positive for COVID-19 that includes Indian women’s boxing’s high-performance coach Raffale Bergamasco and head coach Ali Qamar. None of the Tokyo-bound pugilists have been tested positive, but the training has been halted.
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