Indian ace boxer Amit Panghal was seen in news, as he has been ranked first by the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Boxing Task Force ahead of next month’s Olympic Qualifiers. With this, Amit became the first Indian boxer to be ranked first, in more than a decade. Before Amit, Vijender Singh was ranked first in ..
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Ace Indian boxer Amit Panghal settled for a silver at the AIBA Men’s World Boxing Championships at Ekaterinburg in Russia. He lost to Shakhobidin Zoirov of Uzbekistan Zoirov in flyweight (48-52 kg) category. Though, Panghal created history as he became the first Indian male boxer to qualify for the final of the Championships. He has ..
Six-time world champion & Olympic bronze medallist, MC Mary Kom claimed gold in the 51kg category at the 23rd President’s Cup by defeating Australia’s April Franks by 5-0. She asserted her supremacy in a lop-sided 51kg bout final in Labuan Bajo, Indonesia. The 36-year-old Indian had also won a gold medal at the India Open ..
Kishen Narsi from India has been appointed as the Chairman of Asian Boxing Confederation’s (ASBC) competitions commission. Narsi is a former All-India University champion boxer. He was an international referee and vice-chairman of the executive committee of the International Boxing Association (AIBA). He has officiated in three Olympics. He was also the founding interim president ..
Kavinder Singh Bisht has clinched gold in the 56kg-category at the 38th GeeBee Boxing Tournament in Helsinki, Finland. In it, 3-time Asian medallist Shiva Thapa (60kg) and three other Indian pugilists – Govind Sahani, Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist Mohammed Hussamuddin and Dinesh Dagar – claimed silver medals to end a fine campaign in the tournament. Besides, ..
Mohammed Ali Qamar, India’s first Commonwealth Games gold medal in boxing, has been named as the chief coach for the Indian women boxers. With this new role, he became the youngest ever person to get the top job. Ali Qamar replaced veteran Shiv Singh as the women’s coach. Prior to this, Ali Qamar was an ..
Ace Indian pugilist Mary Kom from Manipur has been ranked No.1 in the Light Fly (45-48kg) category by the International Boxing Association (AIBA), after scoring 1700 points. Earlier, Kom won the historic sixth gold medal at the 2018 Women’s World Boxing Championship by defeating Hanna Okhota of Ukraine in the 48kg category in New Delhi. ..
Dronacharya awardee C A Kuttappa has taken over as India’s chief boxing coach at the ongoing national camp. Kuttappa is credited with shaping some of the country’s most successful boxers such as Vijender Singh, M Suranjoy Singh and Shiva Thapa, among others. He took over from veteran coach SR Singh at the beginning of the ..