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Boxam International: Indian men's team hit by COVID-19 as three boxers forced to withdraw from finals
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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.

Boxer Vikas Krishan gets SAI's approval to train in USA till 30 November
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Boxer Vikas Krishan gets SAI's approval to train in USA till 30 November

SAI has approved Vikas' training in the US till 30 November and also sanctioned Rs 17.5 lakh for the stint.

Boxing high-performance director Santiago Nieva hoping to add seven boxers to national camp as lockdown eases
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Boxing high-performance director Santiago Nieva hoping to add seven boxers to national camp as lockdown eases

Talking about the precautions being taken, Nieva said all campers' body temperatures are checked daily and the hygiene protocol is also being adhered to strictly.

Focus on aerobic capacity and strength training as boxers return to training post coronavirus-forced lockdown
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Focus on aerobic capacity and strength training as boxers return to training post coronavirus-forced lockdown

As training for boxers begin, the focus of the coaches currently is to raise the aerobic capacity levels for first two months followed by block strength training

SAI extends contracts of 32 foreign coaches till 2021 September end
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SAI extends contracts of 32 foreign coaches till 2021 September end

The SAI said the decision was taken to ensure that athletes bound for Tokyo Games, postponed by a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, have continuity in their training.

BFI involves parents of junior pugilists in 'E-pathshala' program; Kiren Rijiju, MC Mary Kom attend interaction
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BFI involves parents of junior pugilists in 'E-pathshala' program; Kiren Rijiju, MC Mary Kom attend interaction

Boxing Federation of India (BFI) has been educating the next generation of pugilists and their parents as a part of government's Khelo India initiative.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Boxers likely to avoid sparring sessions in absence of proper health protocols
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Boxers likely to avoid sparring sessions in absence of proper health protocols

There is still some time before training resumes at national camps but even when it does, boxers will not engage in any sparring till clear guidelines are in place to ensure their safety in a world scarred by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus Outbreak: 'Used to fighting in empty halls', says Indian boxing's High-Performance Director Santiago Nieva
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Coronavirus Outbreak: 'Used to fighting in empty halls', says Indian boxing's High-Performance Director Santiago Nieva

Talking of the crisis and its impact on sports, Nieva said things would never be the same again but asserted that people will not give up on live sports either

Coronavirus Outbreak: Boxing Federation of India begins online programs for Olympic-bound boxers
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Boxing Federation of India begins online programs for Olympic-bound boxers

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.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian boxers training for Olympic qualifiers to continue camp in Italy despite coronavirus fears
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian boxers training for Olympic qualifiers to continue camp in Italy despite coronavirus fears

Indian boxers training in Italy for next month's Olympic qualifiers were given the option of flying out early due to the novel Coronavirus threat in that country but the team has decided to stay put as its training base in Assisi is "far" from the epicentre of the outbreak.

India's chief boxing coach CA Kuttappa shocked by positive dope test of former Asian silver-medallist Sumit Sangwan
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India's chief boxing coach CA Kuttappa shocked by positive dope test of former Asian silver-medallist Sumit Sangwan

Sangwan was crowned 91kg category national champion in October and was preparing to return to his preferred 81kg division when it came out that he has tested positive for a diuretic acetazolamide.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Back in amateur boxing 'game', Vikas Krishan Yadav recalibrating his style to stake claim to 69kg spot
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Back in amateur boxing 'game', Vikas Krishan Yadav recalibrating his style to stake claim to 69kg spot

Vikas Krishan Yadav said: 'When I think I cannot make sacrifices, I will go home! If I cannot give my 100 percent, then I will go home and enjoy my time with my family.'

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Boxers to attend selection trials for qualifiers on 29-30 December, says Boxing Federation of India
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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

High-Performance Director Santiago Nieva eyes five Olympic berths, believes Indian boxers 'can do something special' in Tokyo
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High-Performance Director Santiago Nieva eyes five Olympic berths, believes Indian boxers 'can do something special' in Tokyo

"Every tournament we go, we always compare the results to what could have happened if it were the Olympics. Are we on the right track? So far, we have shown in every single competition that we are doing well," Nieva said.

After World Boxing Championships silver, Amit Panghal looks to add power to his punches ahead of Tokyo Olympics qualifiers
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After World Boxing Championships silver, Amit Panghal looks to add power to his punches ahead of Tokyo Olympics qualifiers

After last year's gold at the Asian Games, Amit Panghal won a gold at this year's Asian Championships before making it to the final of the World Championships in Russia. The result also means that he has made the cut for next year's Olympic qualifiers in China.

World Boxing Championships 2019: Indian boxers are closing in on Kazakhs and Uzbeks, says high-performance director Santiago Nieva
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World Boxing Championships 2019: Indian boxers are closing in on Kazakhs and Uzbeks, says high-performance director Santiago Nieva

Indian boxers' unparalleled performance at the just-concluded men's world championship shows they are "closing in" on traditional powerhouses such as Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, High-Performance Director Santiago Nieva has asserted.

World Boxing Championships 2019: Medals secured, Amit Panghal, Manish Kaushik chase history in semi-finals
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World Boxing Championships 2019: Medals secured, Amit Panghal, Manish Kaushik chase history in semi-finals

India would be aiming to better their best ever show when Amit Panghal (52kg) and Manish Kaushik (63kg) step inside the ring against tough opponents in pursuit of summit berths in the World Men's Boxing Championship on Friday.

World Boxing Championships: Indian boxers spend first day sparring with Argentines with no competitive bouts on schedule
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World Boxing Championships: Indian boxers spend first day sparring with Argentines with no competitive bouts on schedule

India will open the World Boxing Championships campaign on Tuesday with Brijesh Yadav (81kg) taking on Poland's Maleusz Goinski.

World Boxing Championships: No Olympic berths up for grabs but Indian boxers aim to improve medal record at event
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World Boxing Championships: No Olympic berths up for grabs but Indian boxers aim to improve medal record at event

World Boxing Championships was stripped of Olympic qualifier status after the IOC lost patience with the long-standing administrative mess in the AIBA and took control of the entire process, which will now start next year.

BFI mulls inviting foreign boxers over for Olympic training to save Indian pugilists from excess travel
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BFI mulls inviting foreign boxers over for Olympic training to save Indian pugilists from excess travel

Athletes heading off to foreign shores to prepare themselves for Olympics is common in India. But boxing is set to buck the trend in the run-up to the qualifiers for next year's Tokyo Games to prevent any "travel-related burnouts".