Indian heavyweight boxer Satish Kumar was ruled out of the Tokyo Olympics Men's Super Heavyweight category after losing to the three-time Asian champion and World's No.1 Bakhodir Jalolov of Uzbekistan 0-5 in the quarterfinals on August 1. So far, India has secured one medal in the 2020 Olympics in boxing. Jalolov is set to face Britain's Frazer Clarke in the semi-final.
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Three Indian boxers- Amit Panghal, Vikas Krishan and Varinder Singh on May 26 entered the Asian Boxing Championship semi-finals. Interestingly, the trio with their feat helped Indian contingent assure record- breaking 15 medals in the medal tally. Shining bright in his debut outing, boxer Varinder knocked his opponent with 5-0 score. The women's team has also qualified for the semi-finals. India’s previous best at games was 13 medals in 2019… read-more
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Seen as preparation for the Tokyo Olympics, the 19 membered Indian boxing contingent reached Dubai on May 22 to participate in the Asian Championship. Aiming to improve their last tournament medal haul, the Indian contingent with 10 women boxers includes defending champion Amit Panghal and six-time champion MC Marycom. Notably, the $400,000 prize money tournament earlier scheduled in India was shifted due to COVID-19.
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Ace Indian boxer Vijender Singh on March 19 faced first-ever defeat in his professional career, yielding at the hands of Russia's Artysh Lopsan in the 'Battle on Ship', Goa. Singh, who entered ring with a spotless record of 12-0 endured robust hooks and punches from the Russian, ultimately incapacitated to return solid blows. However, Singh was knocked out in the fifth round after one minute and nine second and Lopsan was declared the winner… read-more
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