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Nikhat Zareen moves towards Paris, one step at a time

  • Gold in the 52kg and best boxer award at the national championship has got her a world championship berth.
Nikhat Zareen in action.(BFI)
Nikhat Zareen in action.(BFI)
Published on Oct 28, 2021 08:53 PM IST
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Nikhat Zareen, Gaurav Solanki settle for Bronze at Bosphorus Boxing tournament

  • India ended their campaign with two bronze medals.
Gaurav Solanki in action. (Media Release)
Gaurav Solanki in action. (Media Release)
Published on Mar 20, 2021 02:29 PM IST
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Nikhat Zareen stuns two-time world champion, advances into semis

Apart from Zareen, 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medallist Gaurav Solanki (57kg) also sailed into the semifinals after a tough contest against local pugilist Aykol Mizan.
Nikhat Zareen, during the Practice at Indira Gandhi Indore Stadium in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Nikhat Zareen, during the Practice at Indira Gandhi Indore Stadium in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 19, 2021 03:27 PM IST
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I have no rivalry with Mary Kom: Nikhat Zareen

The 24-year-old boxer refuses any such rumours and clears the air by stating that she respects the senior boxer and wishes that she wins a gold medal at the forthcoming Tokyo Olympics
Nikhat Zareen is preparing for the next Commonwealth and Asian Games
Nikhat Zareen is preparing for the next Commonwealth and Asian Games
Updated on Oct 29, 2020 01:53 PM IST
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Big talk is forgotten, it’s performance which stays: Mary Kom

Mary Kom (51kg) also said her experience of over two decades will be her biggest weapon against younger opponents in Tokyo. She ended with a bronze at the qualifiers.
Mary Kom during the practice session.(PTI)
Mary Kom during the practice session.(PTI)
Updated on Mar 11, 2020 01:35 PM IST
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Shiva Thapa, Sonia Lather enter Strandja Memorial semifinals

However, former junior world champion Zareen was beaten by a similar margin in her last-eight stage clash against American Christina Cruz.
Nikhat Zareen during the practice session.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Nikhat Zareen during the practice session.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 23, 2020 11:02 PM IST
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Nikhat Zareen, Shiva Thapa enter quarters of Strandja Memorial Boxing Tourney

Zareen was declared the winner after local favourite Sevda Asenova forfeited during the opening round of the contest. Asenova was a former gold-medallist at the event, which is into its 71st edition this year.
Nikhat Zareen, during the Practice at Indira Gandhi Indore Stadium in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Nikhat Zareen, during the Practice at Indira Gandhi Indore Stadium in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 22, 2020 08:47 PM IST
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Country proud of both Mary Kom and Nikhat Zareen: Kiren Rijiju

Mary Kom defeated Zareen 9-1 in the trials held on Saturday to make the squad for Olympic Qualifiers in China in February.
Boxer Mary Kom during her bout against Nikhat Zareen(PTI)
Boxer Mary Kom during her bout against Nikhat Zareen(PTI)
Updated on Dec 30, 2019 11:49 AM IST
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My fight was against the system, not Mary Kom: Nikhat Zareen

Nikhat was composed, applauding her opponent while the referee lifted Mary’s hand and later tried to pacify her supporters, including her father, who were incensed by the result of the bout.
Referee raises the hand of boxer Mary Kom after her bout against Nikhat Zareen.(PTI)
Referee raises the hand of boxer Mary Kom after her bout against Nikhat Zareen.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 29, 2019 08:11 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service

Many highs and few lows for Indian boxing in Amit Panghal’s year

To count the positives, the 23-year-old Panghal fetched India its first ever silver at the men’s world championships, the redoubtable M C Mary Kom was mostly in top form and medals poured in internationally courtesy a deep talent pool.
Amit Phangal, gold medalist in flyweight category at the Asian Boxing Championships(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Amit Phangal, gold medalist in flyweight category at the Asian Boxing Championships(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 29, 2019 02:17 PM IST
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I didn’t start this: Mary Kom lets it rip after winning trial bout against Nikhat Zareen

“I am also a human being, I also get irritated. Can’t I get angry when my credentials are questioned like this?” said Mary Kom after beating Nikhat Zareen in the trial bout.
New Delhi: Boxer Mary Kom during her bout against Nikhat Zareen in the 51kg category finals of the women's boxing trials for Olympics 2020 qualifiers, in New Delhi.(PTI)
New Delhi: Boxer Mary Kom during her bout against Nikhat Zareen in the 51kg category finals of the women's boxing trials for Olympics 2020 qualifiers, in New Delhi.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 13, 2020 01:12 PM IST
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Nikhat Zareen slams Mary Kom for using ‘foul language’ during selection trials for Olympic qualifiers

After the end of the bout, Zareen alleged that Kom used foul language during the bout. Zareen also claimed that she tried to hug Kom after result declaration but the veteran boxer ‘did not hug her back’.
New Delhi: Boxer Mary Kom during her bout against Nikhat Zareen.(PTI)
New Delhi: Boxer Mary Kom during her bout against Nikhat Zareen.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 13, 2020 07:14 AM IST
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Mary Kom beats Zareen to make Indian team for Olympic qualifiers in 51 kg category

When the referee pulled the two opponents towards each other for the customary post-fight hug/handshake, Kom simply walked away, striding out of the ring with swagger, even as Zareen’s camp protested loudly against the decision.
MC Mary Kom(PTI)
MC Mary Kom(PTI)
Updated on Aug 13, 2020 06:59 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByAvishek Roy

Mary, Nikhat set up showdown in 51kg trials

The winner of Saturday’s fight will get to represent India in the 51kg category in the first Olympic qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Wuhan, China from February 3-14.
Mary Kom during the practice session at IG Stadium, in New Delhi.(PTI)
Mary Kom during the practice session at IG Stadium, in New Delhi.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 27, 2019 11:20 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByAvishek Roy

Nikhat Zareen, Mary Kom on collision course in trials

Zareen will need to focus all her energy inside the ring where MC Mary Kom would not spare an inch to her young challengers in her quest to compete in another Olympics.
A file photo of Nikhar Zareen.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
A file photo of Nikhar Zareen.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 27, 2019 09:08 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Nikhat Zareen selected for boxing trials of Olympic qualifiers

Mary Kom has been ranked one, Nikhat was given a second ranking, while Jyoti and Ritu have been ranked third and fourth respectively.
Nikhat Zareen during the practice session.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Nikhat Zareen during the practice session.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 21, 2019 11:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Nikhat continues fight for trials

With three spots already sealed for the Olympic trials, Nikhat’s chances of securing the fourth and final place depended on how she fares in the IBL bout against Mary Kom on Tuesday but now with the fight not happening she has demanded a fair decision from the Boxing Federation of India (BFI).
Indian Women Boxer Nikhat Zareen, during the practice session for Asian Games.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Indian Women Boxer Nikhat Zareen, during the practice session for Asian Games.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 17, 2019 11:59 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Olympic Qualifiers: Trials in all women categories on Dec 29-30

None of the women boxers in the Olympic categories -- 51kg, 60kg, 64kg, 69kg, and 75kg -- could make the finals with Mary Kom (51kg) and Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) finishing with bronze medals after semifinal losses.
File photo of Mary Kom.(PTI)
File photo of Mary Kom.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 10, 2019 09:52 AM IST
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Mary Kom to face Nikhat Zareen in Olympics selection trial in December: Report

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.
Nikhat Zareen and Mary Kom in action.(File/HT Collage)
Nikhat Zareen and Mary Kom in action.(File/HT Collage)
Updated on Nov 09, 2019 04:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Shiva Thapa, Pooja Rani move to finals of Tokyo 2020 boxing test event

In the semi-finals, Shiva Thapa defeated Japan’s Daisuke Narimatsu in a split verdict.
File image of Indian boxer Shiva Thapa.(PTI)
File image of Indian boxer Shiva Thapa.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 30, 2019 03:56 PM IST
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Shiva Thapa, six others enter semifinals of Olympic Test event for boxing

Thapa overpowered local favourite Yuki Hirakawa in a 5-0 verdict to fight his way into the medal rounds. The seasoned boxer from Assam claimed his third national title earlier this month.
File image of Indian pugilist Shiva Thapa.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
File image of Indian pugilist Shiva Thapa.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 29, 2019 01:39 PM IST
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Govt can’t dictate terms to federations on Olympics selection: Kiren Rijiju

Former junior world champion Nikhat 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.
File photo of Kiren Rijiju.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
File photo of Kiren Rijiju.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 19, 2019 04:30 PM IST
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After Nikhat Zareen, Pinki Jangra questions rule tweak to accommodate Mary Kom

Mary Kom has maintained that she would go by the decision taken by the federation, which had earlier stated that only the gold and silver-winners from the world event would be given direct selection for the Olympic qualifiers.
File photo of Mary Kom.(PTI)
File photo of Mary Kom.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 19, 2019 03:48 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByIndo-Asian News Service

‘Who is she, I don’t know her’: Mary Kom slams Nikhat Zareen on Olympics selection controversy

Zareen had written to sports minister Kiren Rijiju and requested him to look into the issue of BFI deciding to not hold selection trials in 51kg for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics qualification event.
File photo of Mary Kom.(PTI)
File photo of Mary Kom.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 19, 2019 03:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

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

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
Sports minster Kiren Rijiju at the Parliament(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Sports minster Kiren Rijiju at the Parliament(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 18, 2019 12:51 PM IST
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Nikhat Zareen writes to Kiren Rijiju, gets Abhinav Bindra’s support

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.
Nikhat Zareen during the practice session.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Nikhat Zareen during the practice session.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 18, 2019 08:46 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Give me a fair chance: Nikhat Zareen to BFI

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.
File photo of Nikhat Zareen.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
File photo of Nikhat Zareen.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 16, 2019 11:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAvishek Roy

BFI should do away with selection trials: Mary Kom

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.
A file photo of Indian boxer Mary Kom.(Vipin Kumar /HT PHOTO)
A file photo of Indian boxer Mary Kom.(Vipin Kumar /HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 21, 2019 04:51 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service

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

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.
A file photo of Indian boxer Mary Kom.(AFP)
A file photo of Indian boxer Mary Kom.(AFP)
Updated on Aug 07, 2019 09:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAvishek Roy

Ashish Kumar clinches gold as India grab eight medals at Thailand Open

The Indian contingent’s performance was commendable considering some of the world’s best boxers from 37 countries had participated in the tournament.
Representative Image.(Twitter)
Representative Image.(Twitter)
Updated on Jul 27, 2019 06:59 PM IST
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