Asian Boxing Championships 2019: With World Championships spot on the line, giant-slayer Kavinder Singh Bisht eyes gold
Despite having secured a medal in 56kg, Kavinder Singh Bisht says it is critical for him to settle for nothing less than gold at the Asian Championships. If he does not, it will mean trials with boxers like 2017 World Championship bronze medallist Gaurav Bidhuri and Gold Coast CWG bronze medallist Mohammed Hussamuddin for a spot at the 2019 Worlds.
Boxing star MC Mary Kom says skipping Asian Championships part of plan to qualify for 2020 Tokyo Olympics
MC Mary Kom says her decision to skip the Asian Championships is part of a larger plan to enhance her chances of Olympic qualification at a time when the competition in her weight category has become significantly difficult.
While fourth seed Shiva went down to Azerbaijan’s Javid Chalabiyev, sixth seed Manoj was beaten by Cuba’s Yasnier Lopez. Both the boxers lost by a similar margin of 0-3.