Shiva Thapa is the lone Indian to have booked a berth for Rio in boxing and it will be his second visit after he represented India in London games.
Sonia Lather, a silver-medallist at 2012 Asian Championships, said she could have achieved a lot more after that had it not been for ‘politics’.
The lone Indian boxer to make the medal rounds, Sonia Lather lost 1-2 but her silver ensured her a berth to Rio 2016 Olympics.
Mary Kom (51kg) defeated Juliana Soderstrom 3-0 in a thoroughly lopsided contest to set up a clash on Saturday with Germany’s Azize Nimani.
With 12 quotas up for grabs, MC Mary Kom, Sarita Devi and Pooja Rani will have to reach the semis to assure themselves a ticket to Rio 2016 Olympics.
Vijender Singh knocked down Andrzej Soldra of Poland to win his sixth successive professional bout.
Disadvantage MC Mary Kom refers to is the absence of any Indian referees and judges owing to the absence of a national federation.
Vijender Singh, who beat Andrzej Soldra to register his sixth successive win, was originally scheduled to fight for WBO Asia title on June 11.
The AIBA had earlier set a May 14 deadline for the formation of the Boxing Federation of India (BFI)
The new body to be called the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) is expected to hold elections on May 8.
Amir Khan said that he is keen on fighting Vijender Singh who is undefeated since turning pro last year.
Following in Vijender Singh’s footsteps 22 amateurs step into the professional world in effort to revive careers .
Vijender Singh’s opponent Matiouze Royer is from Bayonne in France and is a veteran of 44 fights with 14 wins.
Twenty-one years after clambering through the ropes, Manny Pacquiao will make the long walk to the ring for what could be the final time.
Shiva Thapa had booked his ticket to Rio de Janeiro by making the finals after beating Kazakhstan’s Kairat Yeraliyev.