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Mary Kom trains. (Mary Kom/Instagram)

Mary Kom credits BFI president for boxers' 'remarkable performances'

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 02, 2021 09:26 PM IST
Kom recently joined the national camp and begun training for the final phase of comeback ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games.
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Representational Image(REUTERS)

BFI office-bearers granted extension in EGM, elections set for February next year

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 07:06 PM IST
The resolution was passed at the BFI’s Emergent General Meeting on Thursday which was presided over by incumbent President Ajay Singh via video conferencing.
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Generic images of two boxers fighting.(Getty Images)
Generic images of two boxers fighting.(Getty Images)

Boxing Federation of India to hold elections on December 18

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 12:08 PM IST
The process of filing nominations will start after December 2, the day on which the electoral college will be finalised.
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Representational image.(Getty Images)
Representational image.(Getty Images)

BFI postpones elections due to pandemic, office-bearers get three-month extension

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 06:08 PM IST
The original four-year tenure of the BFI EC was supposed to get over on September 25 but the pandemic has made it difficult to conduct the election, making the extension necessary, the national federation said in a release
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Amit Phangal, gold medalist in flyweight category at the Asian Boxing Championships held at Bangkok, during the felicitation ceremony for medal winners by the Boxing Federation of India.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Amit Phangal, gold medalist in flyweight category at the Asian Boxing Championships held at Bangkok, during the felicitation ceremony for medal winners by the Boxing Federation of India.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

For boxers and shooters, a tale of two restarts

By Navneet Singh and Avishek Roy | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2020 08:35 AM IST
A doctor, Amol Patil, associated with the boxing squads tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Patiala on Monday. Patil has been shifted to state-run quarantine centre in the city. Three members of the coaching staff staying with him are under observation.
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Boxer Amit Panghal, boxer Manish Kaushik, coach CS Kutappa and coach Santiago Nieva during an interview with Hindustan Times, at HT House.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Boxer Amit Panghal, boxer Manish Kaushik, coach CS Kutappa and coach Santiago Nieva during an interview with Hindustan Times, at HT House.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Elite boxers’ wait to resume training gets longer

By Navneet Singh | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2020 11:31 PM IST
Nine Indian boxers, including four women, had qualified for the Games at the continental qualifiers in March in Jordan and their training was to resume in the last week of June.
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India's Vikas Krishan Yadav(PTI)
India's Vikas Krishan Yadav(PTI)

India men’s boxing camp shifted to IIS, Manish Kaushik aggravates injury

By Avishek Roy | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2020 11:04 PM IST
Tokyo Olympics-bound boxers to train in JSW institute, Vikas Krishan, Ashish reach centre.
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Mary Kom, Kiren Rijiju, Ajay Singh during the online ‘Athletes Coaching and Education programme’.
Mary Kom, Kiren Rijiju, Ajay Singh during the online ‘Athletes Coaching and Education programme’.

Young India boxers shake off lockdown blues, tap into online classes

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 07:47 PM IST
The online ‘Athletes Coaching and Education programme’ which began a month ago has since helped these young boxers—enrolled with Sports Authority of India centres and Khelo India academies—do fitness drills everyday from home.
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MC Mary Kom punches a bag during a training session at Balewadi Stadium in Pune.(REUTERS)
MC Mary Kom punches a bag during a training session at Balewadi Stadium in Pune.(REUTERS)

BFI involves boxers’ parents in its online program

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 02:41 PM IST
On completion of a month, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, SAI DG Sandip Pradhan, BFI President Ajay Singh and six-time World Champion Mary Kom was present for the online interaction with the young stars where more than 500 boxers from the remotest corners of India tuned in.
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Amit Panghal(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Amit Panghal(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

BFI nominates Amit Panghal, Vikas Krishan for Khel Ratna

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2020 06:13 PM IST
The BFI has nominated world bronze-winning trio of Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) and Simranjit Kaur (64kg) and Manish Kaushik (63kg) for the Arjuna awards.
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Boxing generic image(Getty Images)
Boxing generic image(Getty Images)

BFI plans resumption of training from June 10

By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2020 07:58 PM IST
Male and female boxers will train in Patiala amid strict COVID-19 safety guidelines.
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The words "Hit Hard" are written on boxing gloves as parkinson's patients takes part in their twice -weekly rock steady boxing class in Costa Mesa.(REUTERS)
The words "Hit Hard" are written on boxing gloves as parkinson's patients takes part in their twice -weekly rock steady boxing class in Costa Mesa.(REUTERS)

BFI to pay up part of outstanding international dues by May 20; AIBA threatens suspension on delay

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2020 02:24 PM IST
India lost the hosting rights of the 2021 men’s world championship for non-payment of host fee (USD 400,000), which prompted AIBA to impose a penalty of USD 500,000 on the national federation.
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India's Gaurav Solanki defeated Kyrgyzstan’s national boxing champion Akylbek Esenbek Uulu to cruise into the pre-quarter finals of the Asia Oceania Olympic qualifiers in the 52 kg.
India's Gaurav Solanki defeated Kyrgyzstan’s national boxing champion Akylbek Esenbek Uulu to cruise into the pre-quarter finals of the Asia Oceania Olympic qualifiers in the 52 kg.

Almost two-thirds of Host Fee remains outstanding: Livid AIBA hits out at Boxing Federation

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 12:27 PM IST
“This host fees should have been paid by BFI in summer 2018. AIBA showed a lot of patience and comprehension, agreeing on numerous successive repayment plans, which were never respected by BFI,” it added.
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Representational image.(REUTERS)
Representational image.(REUTERS)

India to host Asian Boxing C’ship in Nov-Dec this year, BFI confident of COVID-19 storm passing

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2020 01:03 PM IST
India last hosted the men’s Asian meet back in 1980 in Mumbai, while it conducted the women’s event in 2003 in Hisar.
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Manish Kaushik with coaches.(BFI)
Manish Kaushik with coaches.(BFI)

Boxers returning from Jordan will be asked to stay home-quarantined, have all health clearances: BFI

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2020 04:38 PM IST
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.
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Passengers arriving from the Chinese city of Wuhan arrive at Narita Airport in Chiba, Japan.(REUTERS)
Passengers arriving from the Chinese city of Wuhan arrive at Narita Airport in Chiba, Japan.(REUTERS)

Boxing’s Olympic Qualifiers postponed to March after Wuhan cancellation

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2020 09:18 PM IST
The International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Boxing Task Force (BTF), which is in charge of conducting the sport at the Olympics later this year, confirmed the change of dates in its latest communication to the national federations.
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Boxing gloves(Twitter)
Boxing gloves(Twitter)

Virus attack: Wuhan loses boxing Olympic qualifier

By Avishek Roy | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2020 10:23 AM IST
The Boxing Federation of India (BFI) has thrown its hat in the ring, opening up the possibility of the qualifiers being shifted to India.
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Boxer Mary Kom during her bout against Nikhat Zareen(PTI)
Boxer Mary Kom during her bout against Nikhat Zareen(PTI)

Country proud of both Mary Kom and Nikhat Zareen: Kiren Rijiju

By PTI | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2019 11:49 AM IST
Mary Kom defeated Zareen 9-1 in the trials held on Saturday to make the squad for Olympic Qualifiers in China in February.
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Nikhat Zareen and Mary Kom in action.(File/HT Collage)
Nikhat Zareen and Mary Kom in action.(File/HT Collage)

Mary Kom to face Nikhat Zareen in Olympics selection trial in December: Report

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2019 04:44 PM IST
Citing sources from Boxing Federation of India (BFI) and Sports Authority of India (SAI), the report from TOI adds that the decision of the bout has been conveyed to BFI President Ajay Singh.
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File image of Mary Kom(PTI)
File image of Mary Kom(PTI)

Mary Kom thanks WOA for ‘OLY’ title

By ANI | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2019 02:39 PM IST
Six-time world champion Kom had to settle for a bronze medal in the Women’s World Boxing Championships after facing a defeat in the semi-finals of the tournament.
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Sports minster Kiren Rijiju at the Parliament(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Sports minster Kiren Rijiju at the Parliament(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

‘Ministers should not be involved in selection,’ Kiren Rijiju on Nikhat Zareen’s demand for trial against Mary Kom

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2019 12:51 PM IST
Zareen had written a letter to Rijiju on Thursday, demanding that she be given a trial bout against Mary Kom before the Indian squad for next year’s Olympic qualifiers in China is decided
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Nikhat Zareen during the practice session.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Nikhat Zareen during the practice session.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Nikhat Zareen writes to Kiren Rijiju, gets Abhinav Bindra’s support

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2019 08:46 AM IST
The BFI had initially said that among women only gold and silver medallists from the Worlds will get an automatic berth for the Olympics qualifier in February.
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File photo of Nikhat Zareen.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
File photo of Nikhat Zareen.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Give me a fair chance: Nikhat Zareen to BFI

By Avishek Roy | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2019 11:50 PM IST
Nikhat Zareen expressed disappointment after being informed of trials being scratched for 51kg division and Mary Kom getting a direct berth to represent India in the Tokyo Olympics.
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Mary Kom trains during a practice session.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Mary Kom trains during a practice session.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

It will be tough to beat me even in 51kg: Mary Kom

By Avishek Roy | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 10:46 PM IST
Mary Kom is the most decorated boxer in women’s world championships with six gold medals, the last one coming at home in 2018.
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Representative Image.(Twitter)
Representative Image.(Twitter)

Expert group to assist boxing taskforce for Tokyo Olympics

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 11:45 PM IST
The first meeting of expert group is on September 11 in Lausanne, Switzerland. Boxing Federation of India (BFI) executive director Rajkumar Sacheti has been invited to be part of the expert group.
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A file photo of Indian boxer Mary Kom.(Vipin Kumar /HT PHOTO)
A file photo of Indian boxer Mary Kom.(Vipin Kumar /HT PHOTO)

BFI should do away with selection trials: Mary Kom

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2019 04:51 PM IST
Earlier, it had emerged that the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) cancelled trials in Mary Kom’s 51kg category for the World Boxing Championships and had sent her name for it based on her past performances.
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A file photo of Indian boxer Mary Kom.(AFP)
A file photo of Indian boxer Mary Kom.(AFP)

Rival protests after boxing body scraps trials for Mary Kom’s weight class

By Avishek Roy | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2019 09:33 PM IST
Nikhat Zareen and Vanlal Duati were told their bout has been postponed to Wednesday, but were not given any reason. On Wednesday though they were told no trials will be held in the 51kg category, catching them by surprise.
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Indian boxer Amit Panghal (in photo) and Gaurav Bidhuri have been recommended for Arjuna award(AFP)
Indian boxer Amit Panghal (in photo) and Gaurav Bidhuri have been recommended for Arjuna award(AFP)

Amit Panghal, Gaurav Bidhuri nominated for Arjuna award

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2019 09:53 PM IST
Panghal’s name was not accepted by the Arjuna awards selection committee due to the positive dope test. It remains to be seen whether there would be a change in the position due to the his continuous remarkable performances.
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MC Mary Kom (in blue) will lead India’s charge in the Women’s World Boxing Championship.(PTI)
MC Mary Kom (in blue) will lead India’s charge in the Women’s World Boxing Championship.(PTI)

BFI delighted to host Women’s World Boxing C’ship

By ANI | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2018 01:44 PM IST
While talking about the sport, BFI chief Ajay Singh said that boxing is an empowering sport as it gifts women the ability to break out of social struggles to defeat stereotypes and show that they could do something by themselves.
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Donjeta Sadiku’s participation remains in doubt since the Indian government is yet to grant visas.(Twitter)
Donjeta Sadiku’s participation remains in doubt since the Indian government is yet to grant visas.(Twitter)

India may miss out on hosting big-ticket events due to Kosovo row: IOA

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2018 08:08 PM IST
The championship is beginning on Thursday but uncertainty still looms large over Donjeta Sadiku’s participation at the AIBA’s flagship event since the Indian government is yet to grant visas to the boxer and her two coaches.
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