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Shiva Thapa eyes fresh record at world championship as 'the senior one'

At 27, he is a five-time Asian medallist and would be competing in his third world championship in Belgrade, Serbia from October 24. Adding to his credit is the fact that Thapa is among just the six male boxers from India who have a medal at amateur boxing's biggest showpiece after the Olympics.
File image of Indian pugilist Shiva Thapa.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
File image of Indian pugilist Shiva Thapa.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 24, 2021 03:21 PM IST
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Shiva, Sanjeet, Hussamuddin one win away from world championship selection

The accomplished trio of Sanjeet (92kg), Shiva Thapa (63.5kg), and Mohammad Hussamuddin (57kg) stood just one win away from booking a slot in India's world championship squad after they entered the finals of the men's National Boxing Championships.
Shiva, Sanjeet, Hussamuddin one win away from world championship selection(BFI)
Shiva, Sanjeet, Hussamuddin one win away from world championship selection(BFI)
Published on Sep 20, 2021 05:57 PM IST
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Shiva Thapa storms into semifinals of boxing nationals

Assam boxer Shiva Thapa showed great footwork and used all his experience to put pressure on his RSPB opponent with precise punches during their quarterfinals bout of boxing nationals. 
File image: Shiva Thapa storms into semifinals of boxing nationals(Pitamber Newar/ HT Photo)
File image: Shiva Thapa storms into semifinals of boxing nationals(Pitamber Newar/ HT Photo)
Published on Sep 19, 2021 08:16 PM IST
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Thapa, Bidhuri lead star-studded field at National men's boxing

The gold-winners from the event will be automatic selections for the world event, while the silver-medallists will fetch a place in the national camp.
File image of Indian boxer Shiva Thapa.(PTI)
File image of Indian boxer Shiva Thapa.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 14, 2021 08:26 PM IST
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It felt like I beat the virus: Shiva Thapa talks about record 5th Asian medal

The 27-year-old became the most successful Indian boxer in the history of the tournament by advancing to the semifinals of the ongoing edition in Dubai.
File image of Indian boxer Shiva Thapa.(PTI)
File image of Indian boxer Shiva Thapa.(PTI)
Published on May 27, 2021 12:01 PM IST
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India assured of four more medals at Asian Boxing Championships

Sanjeet (91kg), Sakshi (54kg), Jaismine (57kg) and the Olympic-bound Simranjit Kaur (60kg) joined Shiva Thapa (64kg) in the last four stages following late-night wins in their quarterfinal bouts on Tuesday.
Shiva Thapa (L) defeated Nader Odah (R) of Kuwait 5-0 in the quarter final(AIR News Guwahati / Twitter)
Shiva Thapa (L) defeated Nader Odah (R) of Kuwait 5-0 in the quarter final(AIR News Guwahati / Twitter)
Published on May 26, 2021 07:31 AM IST
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Asian Boxing: Shiva Thapa secures 5th successive medal, Hussamuddin bows out

Seasoned Indian boxer Shiva Thapa (64kg) secured his fifth successive medal at the Asian Championships by advancing to the semifinals.
Shiva Thapa (left) celebrates after winning his bout, while Mohammed Hussamuddin bowed out.(HT Collage)
Shiva Thapa (left) celebrates after winning his bout, while Mohammed Hussamuddin bowed out.(HT Collage)
Updated on May 25, 2021 11:15 PM IST
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Asian Boxing C'ship: Hussamuddin, Thapa off to flying start

The Commonwealth Games bronze medallist made a cautious start against the Kazakhstan boxer Makhmud Sabyrkhan.
Mohammad Hussamuddin: File photo(Twitter)
Mohammad Hussamuddin: File photo(Twitter)
Published on May 25, 2021 09:52 AM IST
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Thapa, Mohammed Hussamuddin give India winning start at Asian boxing c'ships

Hussamuddin prevailed 5-0 against two-time Asian youth champion Makhmud Sabyrkhan of Kazakhstan.
Mohammed Hussamuddin (right) and Anirudh Thapa celebrate their wins in Dubai. (HT Collage/BFI)
Mohammed Hussamuddin (right) and Anirudh Thapa celebrate their wins in Dubai. (HT Collage/BFI)
Updated on May 24, 2021 11:13 PM IST
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Boxers Panghal, Sanjeet win gold in France

Panghal defeated USA’s Abraham Rene Perez 3-0 in final of 52kg category. There were four boxers in the 52kg draw and Panghal won both bouts comfortably.
Amit Panghal on the podium.(HT)
Amit Panghal on the podium.(HT)
Updated on Oct 30, 2020 11:35 PM IST
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Panghal, Thapa win on Indian boxers’ return to international competition

Amit Panghal (52kg) and Shiva Thapa (63kg) were the first to take the ring and won. Panghal said it was an odd feeling to compete after such a long gap.
Amit Panghal after winning his first round bout in Alexis Vastine International Boxing tournament Nantes, France
Amit Panghal after winning his first round bout in Alexis Vastine International Boxing tournament Nantes, France
Updated on Oct 30, 2020 11:18 AM 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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Shiva Thapa, Pooja Rani clinch gold at Olympic Test event for boxing

Apart from Pooja Rani, Shiva Thapa too bagged gold for India in the Olympic Test Event in Tokyo.
Indian boxer Pooja Rani (81kg)(PTI)
Indian boxer Pooja Rani (81kg)(PTI)
Updated on Oct 31, 2019 02:58 PM IST
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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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Shiva Thapa, Hussamuddin win gold at boxing nationals

Services won nine medals, including six gold, two silver and a bronze, to top the table with 62 points while Railways and Haryana finished second and third with 37 and 30 points, respectively.
File image of Indian boxer Shiva Thapa.(Pitamber Newar/ HT Photo)
File image of Indian boxer Shiva Thapa.(Pitamber Newar/ HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 10, 2019 10:00 PM IST
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Shiva Thapa, Sachin Siwach reach finals at men’s Boxing Nationals

Assam’s Shiva Thapa (63kg) staved off the challenge of last year’s silver medallist Abhishek Yadav and notched up an unanimous win.
File image of Indian boxer Shiva Thapa.(Pitamber Newar/ HT Photo)
File image of Indian boxer Shiva Thapa.(Pitamber Newar/ HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 09, 2019 08:12 PM IST
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Amit Panghal becomes first Indian male boxer to win World Championships silver

He became the first Indian male pugilist to win a silver metal in World Championships. The southpaw suffered a defeat via a unanimous decision (0:5).
Amit Panghal (52kg) with the silver medal at the AIBA Men’s World Championships in Ekaterinburg, Russia.(PTI)
Amit Panghal (52kg) with the silver medal at the AIBA Men’s World Championships in Ekaterinburg, Russia.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 21, 2019 10:45 PM IST
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Amit Panghal has ‘unfinished business’ ahead of World Championships final

Panghal on Friday became the first Indian boxer to enter the finals of the Men’s World Boxing Championships. He defeated Saken Bibossinov 3-2 in the semi-finals in the 52 kg weight category.
Amit Panghal has reached Worlds final.(PTI)
Amit Panghal has reached Worlds final.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 20, 2019 09:11 PM IST
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Silver lining for Indian boxing

The Asian Championships was also a turning point for Indian boxing: 13 medals, seven from men and six from women, showed the country’s growing prowess in the ring.
India's Amit Panghal poses for photographs.(PTI)
India's Amit Panghal poses for photographs.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 20, 2019 08:48 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAvishek Roy

Mary Kom, Amit Panghal among 10 boxers in TOPS scheme

India has so far won two Olympic medals in boxing -- Vijender Singh won the bronze in 2008 Beijing Games while Mary Kom won the bronze in 2012 London Games.
Mary Kom (R) punches Nepal's Mala Rai after their bout.(PTI)
Mary Kom (R) punches Nepal's Mala Rai after their bout.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 11, 2019 08:55 PM IST
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Amit Panghal seeded 2nd, gets bye along with three others at World Boxing C’ships

Amit was joined in the last-16 by Asian silver-winning duo of Kavinder Singh Bisht (57kg and seeded 5th) and Ashish Kumar (75kg and seeded 7th) alongside two-time India Open medallist Sanjeet (91kg) after the draws.
Indian boxer Amit Panghal poses for photographs wearing his gloves.(AFP)
Indian boxer Amit Panghal poses for photographs wearing his gloves.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 08, 2019 11:26 PM IST
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Shiva Thapa becomes India’s first gold-medallist in Kazakhstan President’s Cup

Thapa couldn’t make the cut for the September world championships after losing in the trials to Commonwealth Games silver-winner Manish Kaushik.
Shiva Thapa celebrates after winning gold.(BFI Image)
Shiva Thapa celebrates after winning gold.(BFI Image)
Updated on Jul 20, 2019 07:30 PM IST
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Manish Kaushik beats Shiva Thapa to earn World Boxing Championships spot

Manish Kaushik dealt a big blow to Shiva Thapa’s hopes, beating him in the national selection trials to book a berth in the Indian squad for the World Boxing Championships to be held in Ekaterinburg, Russia from September 7-21.
File photo of Manish Kaushik.(PTI)
File photo of Manish Kaushik.(PTI)
Published on Jul 10, 2019 10:16 AM IST
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Amit Panghal to spearhead India’s challenge at World C’ships, Shiva misses out

Amit was given a place in the squad after winning a gold at the Asian Championships which was the original criterion for selection.
India's Amit Panghal poses for photos after securing a gold medal at Asian Wrestling Championships 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand.(PTI)
India's Amit Panghal poses for photos after securing a gold medal at Asian Wrestling Championships 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand.(PTI)
Published on Jul 09, 2019 05:15 PM IST
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India Open: Mary Kom enters final; all-Indian final in seven men’s categories

Six-time world champion Mary Kom overcame some stiff resistance to beat promising Nikhat Zareen in a split decision to enter the women’s 51kg category final, while the men pugilists dominated the ring by making it an all-Indian gold-medal clash in seven categories in the India Open in Guwahati on Thursday.
File image of Mary Kom.(PTI)
File image of Mary Kom.(PTI)
Updated on May 23, 2019 09:58 PM IST
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Amit Panghal, Shiva Thapa enter India Open semifinals

Amit Panghal and Shiva Thapa faced little resistance as they stormed into the semi-finals of the India Open boxing at the Karmabir Nabin Chandra Bordoloi AC Indoor Stadium.
Indian boxer Amit Panghal poses for photographs wearing his gloves during a felicitation ceremony.(AFP)
Indian boxer Amit Panghal poses for photographs wearing his gloves during a felicitation ceremony.(AFP)
Updated on May 23, 2019 09:17 AM IST
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Boxing: Shiva, Panghal lead home domination at India Open

Three years after he was crowned national champion at the same venue, a matured Shiva Thapa returned stronger as he clinically executed his plans to outwork his taller Mauritius opponent Hellene Damien 5-0 and set up a semifinal clash against D Krystian Sczepanski of Poland in the 60kg category.
File image of Amit Panghal.(PTI)
File image of Amit Panghal.(PTI)
Published on May 22, 2019 06:54 PM IST
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Mary Kom & Co aim to pack a punch in India Open

All eyes will be on six-time world champion Mary Kom as 72 Indian boxers vie for honours against 200 pugilists from 16 nations in the second edition of India Open beginning in Guwahati on Monday.
File image of MC Mary Kom.(Reuters)
File image of MC Mary Kom.(Reuters)
Updated on May 20, 2019 10:34 AM IST
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