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newsboxing3 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.
SportsCafe Desk
newsboxing5 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.
SportsCafe Desk
newsboxing5 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.
SportsCafe Desk
newsboxing5 years ago

Without a federation, we are orphans: Boxing Coach Gurbax appeals to Indian officials

After India failed to win a medal in boxing at the recently concluded Rio Olympics, coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu has said that he is ready to take “moral responsibility” for the medal-less campaign. The coach also lamented about the lack of an effective federation for the poor show at Rio.
SportsCafe Desk
newsboxing5 years ago

Vikas Krishan apologizes for Rio exit; hints at lack of preparation due to banned federation

Vikas Krishan lost his quarterfinal bout against Bektemir Melikuziev of Uzbekistan 0-3 to crash out of the 75kg category boxing event. Vikas was the last boxing hope for India left at Rio, and the southpaw has apologized for failing to win a medal for India despite his best efforts.
SportsCafe Desk
newsboxing5 years ago

Vikas Krishan: If I am able to defeat (Melikuziev) him, I will return home with a gold

Middleweight boxer Vikas Krishan, who is one win away from securing a medal in the Rio Olympics, on Saturday promised to return with a gold medal, if he defeats his tough quarter-final opponent. Vikas Krishan will face Uzbekistan’s Bektemir Melikuziev on August 16.
Samarendranath Soory
newsboxing5 years ago

Olympic Games boxing draw : Shiva Thapa handed over a challenging start

India has sent a significantly reduced boxing contingent to the Olympics this time around, and all three of them will face challenging tests in their respective Round-of-32 matches. India's biggest hope in boxing, Shiva Thapa, will face World No.6 Robeisy Ramirez of Cuba in his opening bout.
Amlan Majumdar
newsboxing5 years ago

Mary Kom raises concern over training and diets of athletes in Rajya Sabha

Five-time World champion MC Mary Kom will not be part of the Indian Olympic contingent at Rio, but she raised her voice for the athletes in Rajya Sabha yesterday by calling attention to the facilities provided. Mary Kom expressed concern about the training and diets provided to the players.
SportsCafe Desk
newsboxing5 years ago

Fixing allegations against Boxing bouts at Rio Games

The opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics is still four days away, but allegations against Boxing bouts have already started with a report in the Guardian claiming that bouts could be fixed. According to the report, the referees and judges are allegedly involved in fixing draws and bouts.
SportsCafe Desk
newsboxing5 years ago

Shiva Thapa : I have spent last 4 years in making myself tougher and better

Indian boxing sensation Shiva Thapa has spoken about the challenges of fighting without a boxing federation in a candid interview with ToI. The 22-year-old, who will be one of the three Indian boxers to participate in Rio, also described how he has improved since his outing in London.
Amlan Majumdar