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Asian Boxing Championships: Mary Kom eyes sixth gold in final against Kazakhstan's Nazym Kyzaibay
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Asian Boxing Championships: Mary Kom eyes sixth gold in final against Kazakhstan's Nazym Kyzaibay

Another Olympic-bound boxer Pooja Rani, who received a walk-over in the semi-finals, will fight against an in-form Mavluda Movlonova of Uzbekistan.

Asian Boxing Championships: Amit Panghal, Shiva Thapa through to final; Vikas Krishan wins bronze
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Asian Boxing Championships: Amit Panghal, Shiva Thapa through to final; Vikas Krishan wins bronze

Tokyo Olympics-bound Panghal out-punched familiar foe Saken Bibossinov of Kazakhstan 5-0. Meanwhile, Thapa dominated top-seeded defending champion Bakhodur Usmonov of Tajikistan to make the final.

Asian Boxing Championships: Amit Panghal, Varinder Singh, Vikas Krishan enter semis as India's medal haul swells to 15
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Asian Boxing Championships: Amit Panghal, Varinder Singh, Vikas Krishan enter semis as India's medal haul swells to 15

Vikas pulled off a hard-fought 4-1 triumph over Iran's Moslem Maghsoudi Mal Amir as India surpassed its previous best medal haul of 13 that was achieved in the 2019 edition.

Asian Boxing Championships: Amit Panghal, Varinder Singh advance to semis as India's assured medal haul swells to 14
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Asian Boxing Championships: Amit Panghal, Varinder Singh advance to semis as India's assured medal haul swells to 14

Panghal secured a second successive medal after overcoming a stiff challenge from Mongolia's Kharkhuu Enkhmandakh in the last-eight stage, while Varinder defeated Filipino Jere Samuel Dela Cruz 5-0.

Asian Boxing Championships: Shiva Thapa secures medal with quarter-final win, Mohammed Hussamuddin loses
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Asian Boxing Championships: Shiva Thapa secures medal with quarter-final win, Mohammed Hussamuddin loses

Thapa prevailed 5-0 in a lop-sided clash to set up a showdown with defending champion and top seed Bakhodur Usmonov of Tajikistan. Usmonov outclassed John Paul Panuayan.

Asian Boxing Championships: India assured of seven medals as women face depleted competition
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Asian Boxing Championships: India assured of seven medals as women face depleted competition

Six-time world champion M C Mary Kom (51kg), seeded top in her category, defending champion Pooja Rani (75kg), Anupama (+81kg), Saweety (81kg), Lovlina Borgohain (69kg), Lalbuatsaihi (64kg), and Monika (48kg) made the last-four stage when draws were unveiled on Sunday.

Asian Boxing Championships: Indian boxers aim to better record-shattering medal haul from previous edition
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Asian Boxing Championships: Indian boxers aim to better record-shattering medal haul from previous edition

India had delivered its best-ever Asian Championship performance in the 2019 edition in Thailand, claiming 13 medals, including two gold, four silver and seven bronze.

Asian Boxing Championships: Indian contingent reaches Dubai after delayed flight landing due to incomplete paperwork
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Asian Boxing Championships: Indian contingent reaches Dubai after delayed flight landing due to incomplete paperwork

The tournament starts on Monday with the draws lined up for Sunday. It is the only major competition that the boxers will get before the July-August Olympics given the COVID-19 restrictions in place around the globe.

Asian Boxing Championship: Amit Panghal, Vikas Krishan in Indian men's squad; team to leave for Dubai on 21 May
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Asian Boxing Championship: Amit Panghal, Vikas Krishan in Indian men's squad; team to leave for Dubai on 21 May

The event was to be held here but was shifted to Dubai because of the COVID-19 pandemic with India retaining the co-host status. The tournament-proper begins on 24 May with the draw ceremony scheduled on 23 May.

Tokyo Olympic-bound Indian boxer Amit Panghal ends up with bronze at Governor's Cup in Russia
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Tokyo Olympic-bound Indian boxer Amit Panghal ends up with bronze at Governor's Cup in Russia

Amit Panghal lost to world champion Shakhobidin Zoirov in the semi-finals

Governor's Cup: Amit Panghal enters semi-finals but five Indian boxers exit in first round
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Governor's Cup: Amit Panghal enters semi-finals but five Indian boxers exit in first round

The Haryana-boxer, who is also the reigning Asian Games champion, prevailed 5-0 against local favourite Tamir Galanov to make the last-four stage.

Boxam International Tournament: Mohammed Hussamuddin joins MC Mary Kom, Amit Panghal and other Indians in quarters
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Boxam International Tournament: Mohammed Hussamuddin joins MC Mary Kom, Amit Panghal and other Indians in quarters

While 12 of them either got byes or benefitted from the small size of their respective draws, Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist Mohammed Hussamuddin (57kg) defeated local hope Joan Manuel Torres in his opening bout on Tuesday.

Boxam International Tournament: MC Mary Kom, Amit Panghal among 12 Indian boxers in quarter-finals as draws unveiled
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Boxam International Tournament: MC Mary Kom, Amit Panghal among 12 Indian boxers in quarter-finals as draws unveiled

The tournament features all of India's nine Tokyo Olympics-bound boxers along with five others.

Mary Kom, Manish Kaushik set for competitive action after one year at Spanish tourney in March
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Mary Kom, Manish Kaushik set for competitive action after one year at Spanish tourney in March

Mary, who is a six-time world champion, last competed at the Asian Olympic qualifiers in Jordan in March last year.

Cologne Boxing World Cup: Simranjeet Kaur, Manish clinch gold; India end campaign with nine medals
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Cologne Boxing World Cup: Simranjeet Kaur, Manish clinch gold; India end campaign with nine medals

Manish defeated compatriot Saskhi 3-2, while Simranjeet Kaur got the better of German Maya Klienhans 4-1 to finish on top in their respective categories.

Alexis Vastine International: Boxers Amit Panghal, Sanjeet strike gold; Kavinder Bisht secures silver
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Alexis Vastine International: Boxers Amit Panghal, Sanjeet strike gold; Kavinder Bisht secures silver

India had earlier secured three bronze medals through four-time Asian medallist Shiva Thapa (63kg), Sumit Sangwan (81kg) and Satish Kumar (+91kg). All three of them lost in the semifinal stage.

Alexis Vastine International: Amit Panghal, Kavinder Bisht, Sanjeet enter finals; Shiva Thapa bags bronze
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Alexis Vastine International: Amit Panghal, Kavinder Bisht, Sanjeet enter finals; Shiva Thapa bags bronze

Indian boxers Amit Panghal (52kg), Kavinder Singh Bisht (57kg) and Sanjeet (91kg) advanced to the finals of the Alexis Vastine International Tournament while Shiva Thapa (63kg) bagged the bronze medal.

Tokyo-bound Indian boxers to travel to Europe for training, competition; MC Mary Kom among three to opt out
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Tokyo-bound Indian boxers to travel to Europe for training, competition; MC Mary Kom among three to opt out

In all, a 28-member contingent will travel, including 10 men and six women boxers along with the support staff. The exposure has been sanctioned by the government at an estimated cost of Rs 1.31 crore.

Tokyo Olympics 2020-bound boxer Amit Panghal used lockdown to work on tackling taller opponents
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Tokyo Olympics 2020-bound boxer Amit Panghal used lockdown to work on tackling taller opponents

In the six months after earning a Tokyo Olympics 2020 quota, Amit Panghal has not competed due to the coronavirus pandemic, or even sparred in training. He's used the past few months though on fine-tuning his technique to counter taller boxers in his weight class.