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newsboxing8 months ago

COVID-19 hasn't affected my courage, determination, reveals boxer Amit Panghal

Olympic-bound star boxer Amit Panghal has revealed that Coronavirus hasn’t affected his courage and determination and although he can’t go outside, he is practicing in his house. Panghal follows his daily routine, gets up early in the morning, sanitises his gloves, follows the instructed diet chart.
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newsboxinga year ago

Olympic boxing officials to try new judging system

With an aim to achieve fair and transparent verdicts, the Olympic boxing officials are going for a trial run of a new judging system. According to the new system, the scores will be updated real-time and it will be tested at the Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Stadium where the Olympic bouts will be held.
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newsboxinga year 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 years ago

Reports | Rio 2016 boxing decisions under suspicion for corruption

An internal investigation by amateur boxing’s world body - AIBA - has raised serious questions about the judging at the 2016 Rio Olympics which threw suspicion on one French official. France were the major winners in boxing during the global showpiece by picking up a total of six medals.
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newsboxing3 years ago

If I could maintain my fitness level, no one could beat me, says Mary Kom

After winning gold in the Asian Boxing Championship, London Olympics medalist Mary Kom has claimed that if she maintains her fitness level, nobody can beat her. The win proved that she has plenty of game left in her tank and now she is aiming for gold in the next year’s Commonwealth Games.
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newsboxing4 years ago

Olympian Mary Kom aims for Tokyo 2020

Mary Kom has admitted that she hopes to participate at the 2020 Olympic games in Tokyo, but her "main focus" will be on the 2018 Asian and Commonwealth Games. The London Olympics medallist also added that she was working hard to extend her boxing career by three to four years.
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newsboxing4 years ago

Mary Kom : I only got two chances to qualify, but male boxers get five to six chances

Indian boxer Mary Kom has regretted the lack of opportunities for Indian women boxers to qualify for the Olympics. The 33-year-old, who was denied a wild card entry after failing to qualify for the Olympics, insisted that she would have definitely won a medal had she travelled​ to Rio for the Games.
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newsboxing4 years ago

Vikas Krishan: Will not think about turning professional till I win Olympic medal

Indian pugilist Vikas Krishan has insisted that he will refrain from switching to professional boxing until he wins an Olympic medal. The 24-year-old has also suggested that the pressure got to him in the Olympics, which stopped him from performing at his best during his quarter-final exit in Rio.
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newsboxing4 years ago

Vikas Krishan: Will show the world how to win a medal without a federation at World C'ships

After missing out on a medal at the Rio Olympics, Vikas Krishan is now hoping to become the first Indian to win two medals at the World Championships. The 24-year-old said that he will show the world how to win a medal without a federation at the World Boxing Championships next year.
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newsboxing4 years ago

Boxing is dying : Manoj Kumar calls for PM Modi’s intervention in Indian boxing mess

Light welterweight boxer Manoj Kumar has appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to clean up the administrative mess in Indian boxing. The 29-year-old, who bowed out in the pre-quarters at Rio, also believes that he would have won a medal for the country if there was a boxing federation.
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