Boxam International: Indian men's team hit by COVID-19 as three boxers forced to withdraw from finals
Olympic-bound Ashish Kumar (75kg) tested positive for the virus and as a result of being his roommates, Mohammed Hussamuddin (57kg) and Sumit Sangwan (81kg) were forced to withdraw from the finals on Sunday night.
Boxam International: Manish Kaushik strikes gold; unlucky Simranjit Kaur among five silver medallists
Simranjit could not take the ring against Rashida Ellis after her semis opponent — Kiria Tapia of Puerto Rico — tested positive for COVID-19, thereby forcing organisers to stop the Indian from competing despite her negative test.
Also advancing to the last-four round was Sumit Sangwan (81kg) after a 4-1 triumph over Mohor El Ziad of Belgium.
Vikas Krishan, Manish Kaushik enter semi-finals of Boxam International Tournament, Amit Panghal eliminated
Olympic-bound Vikas and Manish, both bronze-winners from the world championships and the Commonwealth Games, joined Mohammed Hussamuddin (57kg) in the last-four stage.
Boxam International Tournament: MC Mary Kom enters semi-finals; all eight Indian men through to quarters
The 37-year-old Mary Kom, who had not competed since her Tokyo qualification last year in Jordan, defeated Italian Giordana Sorrentino with a split verdict in the quarter-final stage of the event.
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.
Besides Mary Kom, the team also has Commonwealth Games silver medallist Manish Kaushik (63kg).
Boxer Lovlina Borgohain tests positive for coronavirus, misses flight to Italy for training-cum-competition trip
While two other boxers could not travel for other reasons, Olympic quota winner Lovlina missed it after contracting the virus, following a visit to her home town in Assam where she went to see her ailing mother.
National Sports Awards 2020: Rohit Sharma, Vinesh Phogat among five athletes to receive Khel Ratna; 29 finalised for Arjuna Award
This is the first time in the history of awards that five athletes have been recommended for the Khel Ratna, with the final decision resting on sports minister Kiren Rijiju
Boxing Federation of India plans to resume training for Olympic-bound boxers from 10 June in Patiala
The federation remains optimistic about conducting its national events in the usual window of October-November and has also bagged the hosting rights of the Asian Championships, tentatively planned for December.
In a conference call with these boxers on Sunday, Boxing Federation of India (BFI) President Ajay Singh took stock of their preparations amid a national lockdown till 14 April to fight the pandemic.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Indian boxers returning from Olympic qualifiers in Jordan to be home-quarantined
A total of 13 boxers and almost an equal number of coaching staff arrive back on Thursday after clinching an unprecedented nine Olympic slots in the qualifiers which concluded on Wednesday in Amman.
Tokyo Olympics 2020 Qualifiers: Manish Kaushik becomes ninth Indian boxer to qualify with hard-fought win over Harrison Garside
Kaushik defeated the Commonwealth Games champion and second seed Garside 4-1 to book his maiden ticket to the quadrennial showpiece after a draining showdown which saw the Australian fighting with a bloodied face and the Indian braving some painful hits to his ribs
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Amit Panghal, MC Mary Kom, Simranjit Kaur qualify for Games; Manish Kaushik still in the hunt
Amit Panghal, who is the reigning Asian Games and Asian Championships gold-medallist, prevailed in a 1-4 split verdict against Paalam
Boxing Olympic Qualifiers: Amit Panghal, MC Mary Kom lead India's charge as rush for Tokyo berths resumes amid Coronavirus scare
Besides Panghal, attention will also be on Vikas Krishan, who is returning to the 69 kg division after a brief, undefeated stint in the professional circuit and will be gunning for his third straight Olympics
Comeback-man Vikas Krishan, Asian silver-medallist Ashish Kumar and veteran Satish Kumar booked their places in the Indian men's boxing squad for next year's Olympic qualifiers.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Australian team to train in Patiala with Indian boxers for Qualifiers, confirms men's national coach CA Kuttappa
Kuttappa revealed that the Sri Lankan team is also keen to be in India for a training camp with Indian boxers
South Asian Games 2019: Vikas Krishan to return to amateur fold, says next pro stint after Tokyo Olympics 2020
Vikas Krishan also revealed that he will now compete in the 69kg category instead of 75kg, the division in which he won a gold medal in the Commonwealth Games last year in Gold Coast.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Boxers to attend selection trials for qualifiers on 29-30 December, says Boxing Federation of India
None of the women boxers in the Olympic categories — 51kg, 60kg, 64kg, 69kg, and 75kg — could make the World Championships finals with Mary Kom (51kg) and Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) finishing with bronze medals
Amit Panghal on lessons from World Boxing Championships final's loss, scouting competitors in new weight class
This year, Panghal has won gold at the Asian Championships, the top prize at Europe’s oldest amateur boxing tournament, the Strandzha Cup, to go with his historic silver at the World Championships.