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Competition system in India well behind big nations, need to seize momentum back, says Santiago Nieva
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Competition system in India well behind big nations, need to seize momentum back, says Santiago Nieva

The outgoing High Performance Director added that he was confident of India making up for a disappointing outing in Tokyo with a much bigger haul at the Paris Olympics.

BFI announces team selection trial dates for World Championships, CWG 2022 and Asian Games
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BFI announces team selection trial dates for World Championships, CWG 2022 and Asian Games

Keeping in view the last dates of submission by names to the concerned authorities, the new trials format promises to conduct selection trials for the upcoming three big multinational sporting events.

Strandja Memorial Tournament: Indian team further shortened as six male boxers withdraw
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Strandja Memorial Tournament: Indian team further shortened as six male boxers withdraw

Govind (48kg), Ankit (51kg), Rajpinder Singh (54kg), Dalvir Singh (63.5kg), Rohit Tokas (71kg) and Gaurav Chauhan (92kg) were withdrawn from the tournament due to niggles sustained during training.

BFI suspends former secretary general Jay Kowli for 'dereliction of duty'
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BFI suspends former secretary general Jay Kowli for 'dereliction of duty'

The decision was taken at the BFI's Executive Committee meeting held on 10 January. The boxer-turned-administrator did not immediately respond to calls for his comments on the matter

World Boxing Championship: Likely to re-examine decision on selected players for Turkey, BFI tells Delhi High Court
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World Boxing Championship: Likely to re-examine decision on selected players for Turkey, BFI tells Delhi High Court

On 10 November, the court had issued notice to BFI and Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports on the petition by the Arundhati Chowdhary who challenged her non-selection and claimed that Lovlina Borgohain had been selected without a trial for the world championship

Delhi HC seeks BFI reply on boxer's plea against not being considered for world championship
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Delhi HC seeks BFI reply on boxer's plea against not being considered for world championship

The high court issued notice to the BFI and Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports on the petition by the 19-year-old boxer who said that Olympic bronze-winner Lovlina Borgohain has been selected without a trial

National Women’s Boxing Championships: World silver medallist Manju Rani off to a winning start
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National Women’s Boxing Championships: World silver medallist Manju Rani off to a winning start

Railway Sports Promotion Board's boxer Manju, who had won a silver on debut at the 2019 World Championships, made light work of Orissa's Bhabani Barik in a 5-0 win in the 48kg on the third day of competitions at the St Joseph's International School.

National Women's Boxing Championships: Asian champion Pooja Rani, Jaismine advance to 2nd round
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National Women's Boxing Championships: Asian champion Pooja Rani, Jaismine advance to 2nd round

Rani, whose Tokyo Olympics campaign had earlier ended in the quarter-finals, too entered the second round, beating All India Police's Pinki 5-0. Rani is representing Haryana in the event.

Suranjoy Singh, Devendro Singh make comebacks into national boxing set-up... as coaches
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Suranjoy Singh, Devendro Singh make comebacks into national boxing set-up... as coaches

The 29-year-old Devendro and the 35-year-old Suranjoy, whose stellar boxing careers were cut short by injuries, are among 14 coaches that have been short-listed for the national camp in Patiala, starting this week

Indian boxing's coaching staff could be completely overhauled over Tokyo flop show, says report
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Indian boxing's coaching staff could be completely overhauled over Tokyo flop show, says report

It is reliably learnt that the two High Performance Directors Santiago Nieva (for men) and Raffaele Bergamasco (for women) along with the national head coaches CA Kuttappa (men) and Mohammed Ali Qamar (women) are under intense scrutiny at this point.

Boxing Federation of India seeks three-month extension for foreign coaches, review after that
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Boxing Federation of India seeks three-month extension for foreign coaches, review after that

Indian boxing has two foreign recruits in men's High Performance Director Santiago Nieva of Sweden and his women's team counterpart Rafaelle Bergamasco from Italy.

National youth and junior championships to mark resumption of domestic boxing tournaments
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National youth and junior championships to mark resumption of domestic boxing tournaments

The fourth edition of youth men and women national championships will be held from 18-23 July, while the third edition of junior boys national championships and the fourth edition of junior girls event are scheduled from 26 to 31 July.

Simranjit Kaur, Gaurav Solanki, Sonia Chahal nominated for Arjuna Award by Boxing Federation of India
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Simranjit Kaur, Gaurav Solanki, Sonia Chahal nominated for Arjuna Award by Boxing Federation of India

Olympic-bound Simranjit Kaur, Commonwealth Games gold medallist Gaurav Solanki and world championship silver winner Sonia Chahal have been nominated for the Arjuna Award by the Boxing Federation of India

Asian Boxing Championships: Jury rejects India's protest against decision in Amit Panghal’s final loss to Shakhobidin Zoirov
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Asian Boxing Championships: Jury rejects India's protest against decision in Amit Panghal’s final loss to Shakhobidin Zoirov

Defending champion Panghal lost 2-3 to Uzbekistan's Shakhobidin Zoirov in the men's 52kg final to settle for silver in the Asian Boxing Championships in Dubai.

Asian Boxing Championships: Shiva Thapa, Mohammed Hussamuddin give India winning start
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Asian Boxing Championships: Shiva Thapa, Mohammed Hussamuddin give India winning start

Hussamuddin (56kg) defeated Kazakhstan's Makhmud Sabyrkhan in his opening bout. Later, Thapa, who is chasing a fifth successive medal at the event, got the better of Kyrgyzstan's Dmitri Puchinn. Both boxers won 5-0.

BFI Executive Director RK Sacheti dies after battling COVID-19
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BFI Executive Director RK Sacheti dies after battling COVID-19

The long-serving administrator was fighting the dreaded infection at a hospital here for the past few days and was on ventilator support.

Asian Boxing Championship moved from Delhi to Dubai due to COVID-19
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Asian Boxing Championship moved from Delhi to Dubai due to COVID-19

The tournament was to be held at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium from 21 to 31 May in the national capital, which is recording over 20,000 daily cases right now.

Ex Maharashtra sports minister Ashish Shelar files nomination for BFI president's post, says will win elections with 70 percent votes
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Ex Maharashtra sports minister Ashish Shelar files nomination for BFI president's post, says will win elections with 70 percent votes

During a media interaction in New Delhi, Shelar said that he and his team had met virtually every state unit in the run-up to the much-delayed elections and have noted their dissatisfaction with the current dispensation headed by Ajay Singh.